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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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GUTIERREZ MACHADO, Mario; SUAREZ GONZALEZ, Juan Antonio  and  CABRERAS SUAREZ, Damaris. Intervention strategies in women with altered cytological tests refusing to follow-up. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.2, pp.204-212. ISSN 0138-600X.

A pre-test and post-test intervention study was conducted to determine the effect of educational intervention in patients with altered cytology who refused follow-up in cervix pathology consultation from the "Octavio de la Concepción y de la Pedraja" teaching polyclinic of Camajuaní municipality from January 1 to December 31, 2009 contributing to its insertion in the Early Care Program of Cervicouterine Cancer and to characterize the sample according to the interesting epidemiological variables for study, to assess the causes influencing in the negative of this patients to carry out the follow-up and to verify the usefulness of the educational intervention in the patient's reinsertion in the program. From a universe of 33 women and the previous informed consent, a sample of 21 patient residents in the urban area was taken. Among the main results obtained it was found that those qualified like absents those patients with a secondary school level and the age group more affected was that of 35-39 years. The major causes of absence were the unconcern and the fair. We conclude indicating that educational intervention was effective since the patient's knowledge level rose with a significant reincorporation of patients to the program.

Keywords : Cytologic tests; cervicouterine cancer; educational intervention.

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