Health Education as a Tool for the Prevention of Prostate Cancer in the Elderly: Experience Report

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Dayara de Nazaré Rosa de Carvalho
Dandara de Fátima Ribeiro Bendelaque
Viviane Ferraz Ferreira de Aguiar
Sara Melissa Lago Sousa
Celice Ruanda Oliveira Sobrinho
Lorena Nayara Alves Neves
Carla Sena Cunha
Ivone de Melo Sousa
Nancy de Souza Felipe de Nazaré
Suzanne Lourdes Souza Carvalho
Rafael Everton Assunção Ribeiro da Costa
Ivonete Vieira Pereira Peixoto


Objective: Report the realization of a health education action aimed at the prevention of prostate cancer.

Methodology: This is a descriptive study, with a qualitative approach, of the experience report type, carried out in a Municipal Health Unit (UMS). The activity took place in three main moments: Lecture; Conversation round and application of active methodologies. From the IRAMUTEQ, a textual corpus was submitted to similarity analysis.

Results: The results show that the participants do not have habits that benefit their health, such as inadequate diet and lack of physical activities, in addition to low adherence to detection tests and demand for health services. They had insufficient knowledge about the neoplasm, pointing out family history as the main risk factor for prostate cancer.

Conclusion: It is noted that the elderly has difficulties in adhering to conducts that help prevent prostate cancer, requiring the promotion of actions that provide information related to the benefits of healthy habits and the performance of tests to detect the pathology.

Prostate cancer, seniors, prevention, nursing.

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Carvalho, D. de N. R. de, Bendelaque, D. de F. R., Aguiar, V. F. F. de, Sousa, S. M. L., Sobrinho, C. R. O., Neves, L. N. A., Cunha, C. S., Sousa, I. de M., Nazaré, N. de S. F. de, Carvalho, S. L. S., Costa, R. E. A. R. da, & Peixoto, I. V. P. (2020). Health Education as a Tool for the Prevention of Prostate Cancer in the Elderly: Experience Report. International Research Journal of Oncology, 3(1), 20-26. Retrieved from
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