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Hacia la Promoción de la Salud

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NUNEZ ROJAS, Ariel César et al. FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH NEOPLASM OF THE LOWER FEMALE GENITAL TRACT IN TEENS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CALDAS. Hacia promoc. Salud [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.1, pp.154-177. ISSN 0121-7577.

This article presents the results of an epidemiologic analytical-descriptive study whose objectives were to examine and determine how biological and psychosocial factors are associated to the presence of neoplastic lesions of the lower female genital tract in a teenage population in the department of Caldas. The study analyzed the distribution and frequency of the studied population in terms of sexuality, reproduction, cultural and psychosocial factors, and secondly, the interaction of risk factors in the occurrence of such injury. A sample of 269 women, selected after their involvement in educational sessions related to cervical cancer and breast cancer, was interviewed by means of a structured survey, which was filled-out directly by the researchers, with prior consent from the women. A cervical smear and a colposcopy were performed on each patient, confidentially handling the information. The data was analyzed taking into consideration the distribution and frequency of the variable categories, looking to determine the association of factors with the presence or absence of neoplastic lesions, when contrasted with the cervical smear and colposcopy results.

Keywords : Cervical smear; colposcopy; risk factors; neoplastic lesions; teenagers.

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