Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices about Breast-Self Examination and Behavioralrelated Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Among Female College Students In Colombia.

Título traducido de la contribución: Conocimientos, Actitudes y Prácticas sobre el Autoexamen de Senos y Factores de Riesgo Relacionados con el Comportamiento para el Cáncer de Seno entre las Estudiantes Universitarias en Colombia.

JE Correa-Bautista, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, José Francisco Meneses-Echavez

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    Resumen

    El cáncer de mama es un problema de salud pública cada vez mayor en todo el mundo. El autoexamen de mamas (BSE) es una estrategia económica propuesta para mejorar los comportamientos de detección temprana. Los factores de riesgo conductuales son cruciales para el control del cáncer. Más de la mitad de los casos de cáncer de mama se pueden prevenir con un cambio de comportamiento. El objetivo de este estudio fue describir y establecer asociaciones entre el conocimiento, las actitudes y las prácticas del autoexamen de mamas, el conocimiento sobre el riesgo de cáncer de mama y los factores de riesgo relacionados con el comportamiento para el cáncer de mama entre las estudiantes universitarias de Bogotá, Colombia. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio transversal con datos de 628 estudiantes jóvenes de sexo femenino. Los datos sobre la EEB se recopilaron utilizando una herramienta validada y se utilizó el sistema de vigilancia de los factores de riesgo del comportamiento (Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System, BRFSS) para las variables relacionadas con el estilo de vida. Resultados: Las mujeres tenían una edad media de 21,7±11,8 años. El 57% de las mujeres sabía cómo realizar la EEB, aunque sólo el 26,3% la realiza mensualmente. Además, se encontró un estilo de vida sedentario en el 53.3% de las mujeres y se observaron prevalencias similares para otras variables conductuales. La EEB se asoció con la edad (p = 0,02), el estatus socioeconómico (p < 0,001), el conocimiento sobre los factores de riesgo (p < 0,001) y los estilos de vida poco saludables (p < 0,001). Conclusiones: Existe un bajo nivel de conocimiento y práctica de la EEB entre las estudiantes universitarias. Esta población está en un alto riesgo de cáncer de mama debido a la prevalencia crítica de algunos comportamientos relacionados con estilos de vida poco saludables que se encuentran en este estudio. Se necesitan más estrategias de promoción de la salud.
    Idioma originalEnglish (US)
    Páginas (desde-hasta)388-388
    Número de páginas1
    PublicaciónSupportive Care in Cancer
    Volumen23
    N.º1
    EstadoPublished - 2015

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    Breast Self-Examination
    Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
    Colombia
    Breast Neoplasms
    Students
    Life Style
    Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Sedentary Lifestyle
    Health Promotion
    Social Class
    Public Health
    Cross-Sectional Studies
    Population

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    Correa-Bautista, JE ; Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson ; Meneses-Echavez, José Francisco. / Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices about Breast-Self Examination and Behavioralrelated Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Among Female College Students In Colombia. En: Supportive Care in Cancer. 2015 ; Vol. 23, N.º 1. pp. 388-388.
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    Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices about Breast-Self Examination and Behavioralrelated Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Among Female College Students In Colombia. / Correa-Bautista, JE; Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson; Meneses-Echavez, José Francisco.

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    Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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