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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141


GOMES MARTINS, L.; BEZERRA PINHEIRO, A.K.; MOREIRA VASCONCELOS, C.T.  and  PINTO FALCAO JUNIOR, J.S.. Examen de papanicolaou: factores que influyen a las mujeres a no recibir el resultado. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2010, n.20. ISSN 1695-6141.

The increase in providing services, prevention and treatment of cancer in the uterine neck will be limited in their application, if women do not return to receive the result of the Papanicoulau exam. Not receiving the citopathological reports means discontinued treatment, which impedes efficient therapy for detected lesions. The objective of this study is to identify the reasons that cause women not to receive the results of the preventative exams. The study was carried out with women that had their prevented exam from the year 2005 through June 2006, and did not return to receive the result. A total of 29 women collaborated in the investigation. Factors that made it difficult to receive the results of the Papanicolau exam, according to the interviewed women range from questions related to the organization of the institution to questions related to the individual woman. However, the questions related to the institution represent a percentage much higher (27.3%) in comparison with other questions. From factors that affect women not receiving the results, professionals can intervene in the hospital visit and emphasize the importance of obtaining the result and having regular follow-ups.

Keywords : Health of the woman; Cancer in the uterine neck; Smear vaginal.

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