Reflexões sobre o conhecimento dos usuários no contexto do Programa de Saúde da Família: a lacuna entre o saber técnico e o popular Reflections on the knowledge of patients from the Family Health Program: the gap between technical and popular knowledge
Author(s)Rosângela Minardi Mitre Cotta
Roberta Sena Reis
Adriana Lelis Carvalho
Kelly Cristina Siqueira Batista
Fátima Aparecida Ferreira de Castro
Rita de Cássia Gonçalves Alfenas
KeywordsPrograma de Saúde da Família
educação em saúde
Family Health Program
high blood pressure
Social sciences (General)
Public aspects of medicine
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AbstractTem por objetivo avaliar o conhecimento dos hipertensos e diabéticos cadastrados no Programa de Saúde da Família do município de Teixeiras-MG, sobre suas patologias, visando ao desenvolvimento de estratégias de empoderamento/libertação deste grupo populacional, essenciais na viabilização de políticas de promoção da saúde, prevenção e controle destas enfermidades. Estudo transversal, realizado por meio da aplicação de questionários semi-estruturados através de entrevistas a uma amostra de 10,33% dos hipertensos e 15% dos diabéticos. Houve predominância de indivíduos idosos, do sexo feminino, de baixa escolaridade e renda; 40,0% dos diabéticos e 69,14% dos hipertensos não souberam conceituar as doenças. Em relação ao nível de conhecimento sobre as causas e sintomas, 50% dos diabéticos as desconheciam; dos hipertensos, 37,14% desconheciam as causas e 12,57%, os sintomas. Em relação às complicações decorrentes das doenças, 33,33% dos diabéticos e 33,14% dos hipertensos as desconheciam. Quanto às formas de tratamento, 16,67% dos diabéticos e 10,86% dos hipertensos não souberam informar. Destaca-se a importância da implementação de estratégias de cuidado em saúde a estes grupos populacionais, voltadas à conscientização sanitária e aos fatores condicionantes e complicadores das enfermidades, visando a proporcionar uma educação em saúde mais efetiva, visto que a mudança de hábitos e a conscientização jamais se separam - toda transformação deve estar intimamente associada à tomada de consciência da situação real vivida pelo sujeito. Para isto é necessário o comprometimento dos profissionais de saúde, visando a uma participação livre e crítica dos usuários, contribuindo para o empoderamento/libertação deste grupo populacional, questões essenciais para a viabilização de políticas de promoção da saúde e prevenção de agravos e controle de enfermidades.<br>This paper aims to evaluate the knowledge of the diabetic and high blood pressure patients from the Family Health Program in the city of Teixeiras-MG, about their illnesses, aiming to develop their empowering/freedom strategies, essential to promote health, to prevent and control such diseases. It is a cross-sectional study, with semi-structured questionnaires, interviewing 10.33% of the high blood pressure and to 15% of the diabetic patients. Most patients were aged individuals, female, with low educational level and income. A total of 40.0% of the diabetic, and 69.14% of the high blood pressure patients could not define these diseases; 50% of the diabetic could not tell the cause and symptoms of their disease; 37.14% of the high blood pressure patients were unaware of the cause and 12.57% were unaware of their symptoms. In terms of the complications associated to their diseases, 33.14% of the diabetic and 33.33% of the high blood pressure patients were unaware of them. About 16.67% of the diabetic and 10.86% of the high blood pressure patients could not inform how to treat these diseases. It is important to implement health care strategies for these population groups, aiming awareness of health, its conditioning factors, and factors that complicate the diseases, so as to have a more effective health education process, once the changes in habits and awareness should always together be side by side - every transformation should be closely associated to the awareness of the situation which the subject lives. The latter takes the commitment of the health care staff, aiming a free and critical participation of the users, contributing to the empowering/freedom of this population, essential to the development of health promotion policies, prevention of disorders and diseases control.
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