Prevention of Prostate Cancer in Primary Care: an Integrative Review

  • Laryssa Lins de Araújo Specialist in Family Health, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoal, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Thiago Lívio Barbosa Pereira Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Marilena Maria de Souza Doctorate in Medicine and Health, Federal University of Bahia. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
  • Renata Lívia Silva Fonseca Moreira de Medeiros Master of the Nursing Postgraduation Program, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Janaina Ferreira Moreira Specialist in Intensive Therapy, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoal, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Paula Frassinetti Oliveira Cezário Specialist in Family Health, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoal, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Arielle Wignna Brasil Abrantes Specialist in Nursing Intensive Care, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Gabrielle Morais Arruda Costa Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Jesana Sá Damasceno Moraes Specialist in Health Management, State University of Paraiba. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Erinalda Araújo Ramos Nursing Student, College Santa Maria. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Kátia Alves Soares Bachelor of Nursing, College Santa Maria. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Francisca Cristiane Pessoa Lima
  • Francisca Karla Esmeraldo Neves Specialist, Regional Hospital of Cajazeiras. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Janaíne Chiara Oliveira Moraes Academic Unit of Nursing, Teacher Training Center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Renata Maia de Medeiros Nursing Student, Federal University of Paraiba. João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil.

Abstract

Introduction: Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases in the male population worldwide. This type of cancer can be detected early in a basic health unit through the evaluation of the prostate with the digital rectal exam, and the serum prostate specific antigen.

Objective: evaluating the prevention of prostate cancer in primary care from the analysis of scientific productions.

Method: it was decided to carry out an integrative review, using the descriptors: human health, primary care, prostate, prostate cancer and men's health; the databases consulted were LILACS, SciELO and PubMED, from 2008 to September 2015.

Results: the findings showed that interventions associated to health education may result in changes of behavior and habits of health, particularly for individuals who have risk factors or are in the early stages of the disease.

Conclusion: it is expected that this study will encourage professionals of the units to initiate changes that result in a better acceptance of men to action and better efficiency indexes in the collection and treatment of patients with cancer. In addition, it is necessary that these actions advance and become routine in institutions, not restricted to the campaigns of "Blue November", but forming part of the daily planning of the Family Health Strategy.

Published
Mar 22, 2016
How to Cite
ARAÚJO, Laryssa Lins de et al. Prevention of Prostate Cancer in Primary Care: an Integrative Review. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, mar. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1474>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017.
Section
Primary Care

Keywords

Men's Health; Cancer of the Prostate; Prevention; Community Health Services.

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