Access Of Women In Jail To Cytological Exam: A Quantitative Analysis

  • Danielle Aurília Ferreira Macêdo Maximino FACENE/FAMENE
  • Danúbia de Andrade Laurentino FACENE/FAMENE
  • Eva Pôrto Bezerra FACENE/FAMENE
  • Danielle Martins do Nascimento Oliveira UFPB
  • Cássia Surama Oliveira da Silva UFPB
  • Josélio Soares de Oliveira Filho FACENE/FAMENE
  • Nereide de Andrade Virgínio FACENE/FAMENE
  • Cláudia Germana Virgínio de Souto FACENE/FAMENE
  • Emmanuella Costa de Azevedo Mello FESVIP
  • Amanda Benício da Silva FACENE/FAMENE
  • Camila Navarro Rocha Saraiva UFPB
  • Paulo Emanuel Silva FACENE/FAMENE
  • Andréa Márcia Cunha Lima UFPB
  • Lucas Cunha Pimenta Barbosa Maternity Frei Damião
  • Daniela Karina Antão Marques FACENE/FAMENE
  • Maurício Caxias de Souza Universidade Federal da Paraíba


Goal: to know the access of women prisoners to cytological examination.


Method: exploratory-descriptive quantitative study, carried out at the Maria Júlia Maranhão Female Rehabilitation Center, in the city of João Pessoa/PB. The study population was of all closed regimens, and the minimum sample was 168 (one hundred and sixty-eight). Data collection was formalized through approval by the Research Ethics Committee of the Faculdade de Enfermagem Nova Esperança (FACENE), CAAE: 18363713.8.0000.5179, besides the official referral of the Coordination of the Course to said prison. The present study respected the ethical aspects recommended by Resolution CNS 466/12, in art. III, of the ethical aspects, which deals with the involvement with human beings in research, as well as Resolution COFEN 311/2007, which deals with the code of ethics of nursing professionals.


Results and Discussion: data from the survey show that 33% of study participants were between the ages of 18 and 25; 58% reported being single; 48% have Incomplete Elementary Education; 39% with the profession of domestic; 48% have a family income of one minimum wage; 58% have one to two years imprisonment; 74% inflicted the drug trafficking article; 67% mentioned working in general prison services.


Conclusion: it is concluded that the participants of the research report having knowledge about the exam, but their answers do not correspond to the true meaning of the exam, showing the lack of knowledge, information, assistance and abandonment in which they live.


Descriptors: Women. Papanicolaou Test. Prisoners. Nursing.

Apr 25, 2017
How to Cite
MAXIMINO, Danielle Aurília Ferreira Macêdo et al. Access Of Women In Jail To Cytological Exam: A Quantitative Analysis. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, apr. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 may 2017. doi:

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