SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 número18Conjugalidades e interações familiares de casais em “ninho vazio”: análise baseada no modelo dinâmico de avaliação e intervenção familiar índice de autoresíndice de assuntosPesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • Não possue artigos similaresSimilares em SciELO


Millenium - Journal of Education, Technologies, and Health

versão impressa ISSN 0873-3015versão On-line ISSN 1647-662X


SOUSA, Clementina et al. Adherence to preventive care - contributions to a community's health profile: a descriptive study. Mill [online]. 2022, n.18, pp.13-20.  Epub 30-Jun-2022. ISSN 0873-3015.


Brain-cardiovascular and oncological diseases are responsible for most causes of death in Portugal. Health professionals, through preventive care, work in early detection, contributing to a better quality of life for people.


To assess the community's adherence to preventive health care.


quantitative descriptive observational. Sample, 567 subjects ≥ 15 years old, not probabilistic, in a municipality in Northern Portugal. Data collection by the IV National Health Survey of the National Health Institute (Section 7).


mostly female sample (54.9%), 61.6% aged between 25-64 years, family doctor (97.9%) and of these, 67.7% had a health consultation in the last year. In 2019, of the sample 65 years or older, 57.3% were vaccinated against influenza. The adherence rate to blood pressure and cholesterol assessment was 96.1% and 92.9%, respectively, and glycaemia was 85.6%. The highest adherence was found in cervical cytology (82.8%) and the lowest adherence in colonoscopy (55.9%) concerning oncological diseases screening. The reason for performing these screenings was mostly for routine examination.


This study allowed a better understanding of the reality of the population regarding adherence to vaccination and screening, which has reasonable adherence rates, also exposing the intervention of health professionals in this regard. There will be a need to teach/demonstrate the self-collection technique of faeces, especially in populations with less education and advantages of the digital rectal examination, in men.

Palavras-chave : health; prevention; vaccination; screenings; community nursing.

        · resumo em Português | Espanhol     · texto em Inglês     · Inglês ( pdf )