Knowledge, attitudes and actions against cancer of health personnel in Tamaulipas

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https://doi.org/10.19136/hs.a23n1.5662

Abstract

Objectives: Analyze the degree of knowledge of health workers about cancer risk factors, as well as assess their attitudes towards prevention and the actions they take to prevent this disease.

Materials and Methods: Retrospective, cross-sectional and analytical study of a Health person in Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, in the period from March to April 2023. A descriptive and analytical analysis was carried out.

Results: 46.5% of health workers identified having three or more risk factors for cancer. However, only 27.4% could correctly identify three modifiable risk factors. In addition, there was low adherence to the screening guidelines, with only 33.6% answering correctly about the age to perform a mammogram after 40 years of age.

Conclusions: These findings support the need for interventions aimed at improving cancer prevention among health workers, which could have a significant impact in reducing the burden of this disease in Mexico.

Keywords: Knowledge, Prevention, Cancer.

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Author Biographies

  • Francisco Alberto Velasco Canseco, Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de Ciudad Victoria “Bicentenario 2010” Tamaulipas, Ciudad Victoria, México.
    Medical Specialist in Radio Oncology
  • Ana Alejandra Valera Rojo, Centro Oncológico de Tamaulipas

    Graduate in Nutrition

  • Carlos Alejandro Martínez del Alto , Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de Ciudad Victoria “Bicentenario 2010” Tamaulipas, Ciudad Victoria, México.

    Mtro. En Ciencias Médicas

  • Emmanuel Alejandro Mata Bugarín , Centro Oncológico de Tamaulipas
    Tamaulipas Cancer Center
  • Hadassa Yuef Martínez Padrón, Regional High Specialty Hospital of Ciudad Victoria

    Doctor of Sciences. Member of the National System of Researchers. Research Project Manager.

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2024-01-10

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Knowledge, attitudes and actions against cancer of health personnel in Tamaulipas. (2024). Horizonte Sanitario, 23(1), 67-72. https://doi.org/10.19136/hs.a23n1.5662

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