1 University Federal of Ceará (BRAZIL)
2 University Center Estácio (BRAZIL)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN17 Proceedings
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 9654-9658
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.0820
Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Cervical cancer (CC) is the third most common type of cancer in the world, accounting for approximately 9% of cases, and in developing countries, this type of cancer is the most common one, reaching lower classes women and with obstacles to access health services. Although cervical cancer has great potential for prevention through screening, there are still many women who are afflicted with this disease; because they are unaware about the purpose and importance of the Pap smear. Faced with this problem, cheap pamphlets literature is an effective strategy in communicating and promoting health, as it awakens people's attention through verses and rhymes.

In this perspective, the aim of this work was to compose a cheap pamphlet literature about the importance of the execution and the search for the result of the Pap smear. This is a methodological research related to the construction of an educational technology in the cheap pamphlet mode. The research was performed from August to November 2016.

According to Echer (2005), the process of composing educational materials involves the following steps: Submitting the project to the Research Ethics Committee; Bibliographic survey; Preparation of the educational material; and, finally, Qualification or validation of the material by experts in the subject and representatives of the target public. For the current study there was used only the bibliographic survey, submission of the project to the Research Ethics Committee and the elaboration of the educational material. Initially, a bibliographic survey was performed through the manuals of the Ministry of Health and an integrative review of the literature, from which the data related to incidence, prevention and detection of CC, importance of the Pap smear, as well as its follow-up and guidelines about the examination were extracted.

From the results of the bibliographical survey, the stanzas that were elaborated consisted in the structuring of the content through verses and rhymes. The string format consists of 11 sextains, stanzas with six verses, arranged as follows: the second, fourth and sixth verses have rhymes and the first, third and fifth are free verses promoting a logical and concise sequencing. It was titled: “Why carry out and seek the result of the preventive examination? Get smart!” The same approached in a playful, didactic and with a language adapted to the culture of the place of the population to which it was directed on the execution of the preventive examination. Through this scientific basis, the importance of making educational technologies those aim to provide, in a simple and dynamic way, knowledge and empowerment for women about the examination and its importance in the prevention of cervical cancer, better adhesion of women to the Pap smear.
Papanicolau Exam, Cancer of the Cervix, Literature of Twine, Educational Technologies.