During her training as an oncologist she has developed a doctorate on the perception of women in the mammographic cancer screening program. The results of the research show that their level of knowledge is low and that most participants do not make a true informed decision about their participation in the test. Currently she continue working in the same line of research from the perspective of qualitative research
BACKGROUND: Women usually accept the invitation to participate in breast cancer screening but they tends to overestimate the benefit of screening programs or doesn´t have an idea of their risk / benefit balance, possibly because most people have little experience in quantifying absolute risk reduction associated with any medical intervention. Under ideal conditions, primary care physician, public health service documentation and and other information resources should be helpful tools to quantify the benefits of this type of intervention.\r\nMETHODS: A randomized controlled clinical trial of 434 women aged between 45 and 69 years was conducted in a Mammography Screening Program Centre in a local Health District in Cádiz (Spain). Women were asked if they had consulted the following sources of information and how often they had done so: friends and family, experts (primary care physician, pharmacist), the media (television, radio, press), healthcare services or institutions (Andalusian Health Service, Ministry of Health, insurance companies, consumer and self-help association, pamphlets and information), books and online healthcare and medical websites. \r\n\r\nRESULTS: Almost none of the participants in the study has received information about the mammographic screening program for breast cancer from their pharmacist, insurance companies or consumer associations. Family and friends, television, press and SAS documentation are the main sources of information.\r\n
Patience Mukolu Chikezie is Peri operative nurse i.e., operating room nurse and also an health educator working currently in BSE education health, Nigeria
This study was conducted to identify whether or not there are challenges affecting surgical patient in the rural area. Patient with major surgical conditions are at risk of getting access to treatment/surgery compared to the care patient in the urban area get. There should be a call for primary health care organizations all over the world to create awareness by building primary health care’s in the rural areas, primary health care being an organization well furnished with equipment availability to reach the care of patient universally should be able to have a stay in the rural area rather than having just a primary health post for minor ailment or first aid as there is an influx of people living and building houses in the rural area. When patients living in the rural community are faced with surgical challenges e.g. acute appendicitis, intussusceptions in babies, gunshot injuries, blunt abdominal injuries, accident etc. effort to move to the urban area after being transferred by the health post in the rural area incur the following challenges: (a) Access (b) Mobility (c) Financial Constrain (d) Time Factor. Thereby, becoming a victim and if fortunate, a survivor. As an Operating Room Nurse I have had cases of patients with severe complications during surgery and after surgery all because they claim there is no functional primary health care in their rural community thus, causing delay in prompt attention.