Information gaps on oral cancer and how should we fill them: proposals based on a survey of southern brazilians

Authors

  • Caroline Solda Faculdade Meridional
  • Lilian Rigo Faculdade Meridional
  • Graziela Oro Cericato Faculdade Meridional
  • Raíssa Rigo Garbin Faculdade Meridional

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v32n3a2016-32313

Keywords:

Oral cancer, Knowledge, Risk factors, Health Promotion, Primary Prevention, Secondary Prevention.

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to ascertain the population's knowledge about oral cancer and propose permanent actions incorporated to the Primordial Prevention Measures. Materials and Methods: There were apply questionnaires in 120 patients of a Basic Health Unit, and most the sample were female and the aged was between 18-82 years. Results: The results showed that most of users don't know adequately about the oral cancer, of which, some believe it's a communicable disease, others believe it's not even a disease. Users know some of the risk factors, but they don't know how to perform self-examination of the mouth. Conclusions: It is suggested the incorporation of three new actions to Prevention Primordial Measure, including the creation of a permanent program in Elementary and Secondary Education Schools, encouraging in favor of self-examination of the mouth and against the use of tobacco and alcohol; the training of dentists from the public care about the actions of measures in Primary and Secondary Prevention; and the integration of effective communication about the actions of measures in Primary and Secondary Prevention.

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Published

2016-06-01

How to Cite

SOLDA, C., RIGO, L., CERICATO, G.O. and GARBIN, R.R., 2016. Information gaps on oral cancer and how should we fill them: proposals based on a survey of southern brazilians . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 787–795. [Accessed7 December 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v32n3a2016-32313. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/32313.

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Health Sciences