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A Life in the Day     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AJOB Primary Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 202)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences : Interface And Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 6)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access  
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Innovación en Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access  
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access  
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi / Journal of Duzce University Health Sciences Institute     Open Access  
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência: Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Eurasian Journal of Health Technology Assessment     Open Access  
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family & Community Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Challenges     Open Access  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastane Öncesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Health and Human Rights     Free   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Health Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Health Notions     Open Access  
Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Health Policy and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Professional Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Prospect     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Health Renaissance     Open Access  
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Science Reports     Open Access  
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Health, Safety and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Healthcare Technology Letters     Open Access  
HERD : Health Environments Research & Design Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Highland Medical Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Home Health Care Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospitals & Health Networks     Free   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IMTU Medical Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indonesian Journal for Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Public Health     Open Access  
Infodir : Revista de Información científica para la Dirección en Salud     Open Access  
Inmanencia. Revista del Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos (HIGA) Eva Perón     Open Access  
Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access  
Institute for Security Studies Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
interactive Journal of Medical Research     Open Access  
International Archives of Health Sciences     Open Access  
International Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)

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Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health
Number of Followers: 0  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Online) 2317-3386
Published by Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Homepage  [5 journals]
  • EDITORIAL: FROM A GENERAL APPROACH TO A SPECIFIC INITIATIVE

    • Authors: Liliane Lins, Ana Marice Ladeia, Luis Claudio Lemos Correia
      First page: 122
      PubDate: 2017-12-20
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF CLEFT PALATE IN THE STATE OF BAHIA, BRAZIL

    • Authors: Camila Sane Viena, Jamile Sá, Patricia de Castro Veiga, Ricardo Coletta, Alena Peixoto Medrado, Silvia Regina Reis
      Pages: 123 - 133
      Abstract: The non-syndromic cleft palate (NSCP) is a common congenital defect in humans. This work has aimed to perform a descriptive epidemiological study of patients with NSCP in the State of Bahia, Brazil. A questionnaire was applied to patients and/or parents at three reference centres for treatment of craniofacial anomalies. Of the 135 patients with NSCP, 60% were female and 40% male. Blacks and mulattos were predominant. The most common systemic disorder was otologic findings. The average age of the surgery was 5 years and 2 months with a percentage of 74.8% operated. With regard to the mothers, 16.3 % consumed alcoholic beverages and 12.6 % smoked. The most cited vitamin supplementation was folic acid. Contact with chemicals involved 20.7 % of the fathers and 14.9 % of the mothers. The most frequent mother’s age gestational ranged between 15 and 25 years old. The results showed that the frequency of children with NSCP in the State of Bahia is related to the location of the reference centres. Younger mothers gave birth to cleft palate children even despite using vitamin supplementation. Although no surgical procedure has been performed at an ideal age, the majority of the children with cleft palate were submitted to surgical repair.
      PubDate: 2017-12-20
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Does histopathological examination still have value in detecting and
           preventing cancer'

    • Authors: Ali Abdul Hussein S. AL-Janabi
      Pages: 134 - 143
      Abstract: Introduction: Cancer is a very dangerous disease causing a high mortality rate every year. The prevention or reduction of malignant disease required early detection, mainly depending on histological examination as the first step in the diagnosis.Methods: This study was designed to gauge the value of the numbers of histological specimen as an indicator for the level of education to prevent cancer development. Histological specimens of 14670 suspected cases of cancer diseases were histopathologically examined during seven years. Findings: Histopathological examination revealed that 960 patients had a positive result of 38 cancer types, while 13710 patients were clear of any type of cancer. More specimens were received from females, especially in 2014 and the most important organs for diagnosis of cancer, included the gastrointestinal tract (gastro-esophagus, gallbladder, and appendix), skin, lymphoid, and breast.Discussion: Increase the education level about the importance of histopathological examination of any suspected specimens is considered the first step in preventing and controlling the distribution of cancer disease. Some cancer types should receive greater attention in the diagnosis by increased use of the histopathological laboratories.  
      PubDate: 2017-12-20
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • EXERCISES WITH AND WITHOUT VIRTUAL REALITY ON PAIN IN PATIENTS WITH
           PARKINSON DISEASE: A RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED, SINGLE-BLIND TRIAL

    • Authors: Matheus Silva d'Alencar, Jean Ribeiro, Rafael Cruz, Kátia Sá, Elen Pinto, Abrahão Fontes Baptista
      Pages: 144 - 152
      Abstract: Introduction: Pain in individuals with Parkinson's Disease (PD) may result from factors such as progressive changes of the disease, originating from the Central Nervous System (CNS), until coming from classic symptoms such as stiffness, dyskinesia and dystonia, having possible correlations with important functional markers such as balance and gait. There is no consensus with regard to the treatment of pain in this condition, and exercises associated with virtual reality (VR) may be an effective intervention. Objective: To evaluate the influence of an exercise program associated with virtual reality (VR) on pain intensity, correlating changes in this symptom with the functional performance of elders with Parkinson Disease (PD). Design: randomized comparative clinical trial. Setting: clinical facility from a school of physiotherapy in Brazil. Participants: 29 elders with PD. Interventions: exercises with VR and exercises without VR. Main Outcome Measures: pain, balance and gait, evaluated before and after 10 sessions, by Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Berg Balance Scale and 10 Meter Walk Test. Results: Reduction in pain intensity in the VR Group, and groups improved their balance and gait performance. Significant correlation was between the improvement in pain intensity and reduction in gait timing in the non VR Group (r = 0.713; p < 0.005). Conclusion: VR in elders with PD may be a tool for reducing pain intensity, and independently of the type, physical exercises had positive impact on their functional performance.
      PubDate: 2017-12-20
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • PREGNANT AWARENESS ABOUT ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION DURING PREGNANCY

    • Authors: Taís Paiva da Costa, David da Costa Nunes Junior
      Pages: 153 - 161
      Abstract: Introduction: The infection by Zika virus (ZIKV) on pregnancy has been related to several birth defects such as congenital microcephaly and fetal deaths. According to what is currently known about this infection, the only way to avoid it is prevention. Objective: Evaluate the pregnant women awareness about usual ZIKV infection risks. Methods and materials: This is a quantitative descriptive observational report developed at a outpatient clinic in Salvador/BA. The analysis group was composed by 60 pregnant subjects of usual risk from September to October of 2016. The data acquisition was done by structured instruments such as questions regarding sociodemographic data and ZIKV infection risks. Results: Approximately 97% of the subjects affirmed to known how the disease spread occurs, and all of them have mentioned the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The most commonly reported indications and symptoms were maculopapular rash (77.8%), headache (66.7%) and pruritus (61.1%). The most frequent complication was microcephaly (98.3%). About ways of prevention from the disease, 93.3% affirmed that they are aware of the virus. The use of the repellent lotion was the most mentioned (96.5%). Just 51.8% claimed to always do some prevention measures in their daily basis. And 88.6% of the subjects who had unplanned pregnancy allege that they would not wish to become pregnant with real chances of being infected by the virus. Conclusion: the studied group is aware of the infection risks by ZIKV, but there is a lack of prevention acts.
      PubDate: 2017-12-20
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • BLUE LIGTH EMITTING DIODE IN TREATMENT OF RECURRING VULVOVAGINAL
           CANDIDIASIS: A CASE REPORT

    • Authors: Mariana Robatto, Maria Clara Pavie, Sibele Tozetto, Milena Bastos Brito, Patrícia Lordêlo
      Pages: 162 - 168
      Abstract: Introduction: Recurring vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) is an infectious disease of the lower genitourinary tract, that occurs at least 4 times per year. Drug treatment can last months and favor the appearance of adverse effects and increase the chances of recurrence. Blue Light Diode (LED) is an electromagnetic spectrum light, with antimicrobial functions. Case Report: A case report was made of a patient with RVVC whose treatment consisted of three sessions of 60-minutes each, of application of blue LED in intervals of 15 days. Evaluation was carried out before, at the end of third application and three months after the last session by means of fungal culture, cervical cytology; analysis of patient´s clinical condition; and measurement of vaginal pH. After the third session, there was a reduction in fungal load and vaginal pH; absence of symptoms (pruritus, burning and dyspareunia) and vulvovaginal edema, but there were no alterations in the cytology and microflora, which remained with inflammatory markers. Three months after the end of the treatment, there was no Candida in vaginal secretion, neither signs nor symptoms of candidiasis, and vaginal pH was normal. As for cytology and microflora, cellular alterations associated with cytolysis and presence of lactobacilli was observed. Conclusion: The blue LED 401 nm may be a promising alternative to treat RVVC by eliminating signs and symptoms in women.

      PubDate: 2017-12-20
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • TREND OF ACUTE HEPATITIS A IN THE STATE OF BAHIA, BRAZIL OVER A 5-YEAR
           PERIOD

    • Authors: Felicidade Mota Pereira, Maria Conceição Chagas Almeida, Monique Lírio, Maria Fernanda Rios Grassi
      Pages: 169 - 175
      Abstract: ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis A virus (HAV) has a universal distribution. The prevalence of HAV infection varies greatly according to hygiene and sanitary conditions.OBJECTIVE: To determine the proportion of acute infection of HAV in the state of Bahia during a 5-year period. METHODS: This study was conducted at Central Public Health Laboratory of Bahia (LACEN-BA). All individuals referred for anti-HAV IgM serology from 417 municipalities from January, 2009 to December, 2013 were included.  Percentages of HAV positive cases were presented according to age range for each year of the 5-year study and for each of the nine health districts (RHC) of Bahia.RESULTS: 21,175 samples were analyzed. Proportion of HAV infection was 7.2% (1,535 / 21,175) throughout the study period. The highest proportion was in 2009 (17.4%) and the lowest in 2012 (3.8%), demonstrating a decreasing trend (r = 0.7). The highest infection rates was found in children up to 10 years old. HAV infection was more frequent among males among all age groups. 52.4% (184/351) of the municipalities had acute HAV cases diagnosed. The North and West regions had the highest number of cases. CONCLUSION: There was a progressive decrease of approximately 70% in the proportion of acute HAV infection in the state of Bahia during a five-year assessment period. However, children up to 10 years old remain at higher risk, therefore the vaccine should be expanded to reach this age range.  
      PubDate: 2017-12-20
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • Using a new tool to evaluate the functional capacity of patients with
           HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/Tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP)

    • Authors: Isabelle Rocha-Santos, Ney Boa-Sorte, Maria Fernanda Rios Grassi, Cloud Couto de Sá, Thessika Hialla Araújo, Bernardo Galvão Castro
      Pages: 176 - 182
      Abstract: HAM/TSP patients experience impaired functional capacity.  The use of categorical scales to accurately describe motor ability in these patients has been questioned.Aim: To evaluate the functional capacity of HAM/TSP patients by using the individual tests comprising the GDLAM protocol.Methods: Cross sectional study carried out in the CHTLV, Salvador, Brazil.  Functional capacity was evaluated using the tests of the GDLAM protocol (timed 10-minute walk, getting up from a sitting position, rising from a prone position, getting up from a chair, and moving around the house). Functional classifications were made by comparing patient performance to that of uninfected control individuals.Results: Twenty-four HAM/TSP and 25 healthy individuals were enrolled. Only 75% HAM/TSP patients completed the GDLAM protocol. Six patients failed to perform the RPP test. Timed measurements were significantly higher in the HAM/TSP patients in comparison to uninfected controls.Conclusion: The use of alternative methods, such as the individual tests comprising the GDLAM protocol, may more accurately assess motor function in HAM/TSP patients.
      PubDate: 2017-12-20
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 4 (2017)
       
  • SYSTEMIC ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION: SOCIAL REPRESENTATIONS OF PATIENTS
           ATTENDED AT PRIMARY CARE ABOUT THE DISEASE AND ITS TREATMENT

    • Authors: Sabrina Nogueira Brito, Helena Maria Silveira Fraga-Maia, André Zarife
      Pages: 183 - 193
      Abstract: Introdução: Hipertensão Arterial Sistêmica (SAH) é considerado um problema de saúde pública muito relevante, devido à sua alta freqüência na população em todo o mundo. As Representações Sociais (SR) foram abordadas em estudos com o objetivo de compreender a relação do aspecto cultural e psicossocial com os meios de lidar com pessoas com SAH, justificando e orientando suas atitudes e expectativas em relação à sua condição. Objetivo: o objetivo era compreender SR de pacientes com Hipertensão Arterial Sistêmica em relação ao tratamento, adesão terapêutica e fatores de risco para complicações. Estratégia metodológica:Uma abordagem qualitativa foi utilizada de acordo com a perspectiva Minayo e entrevistas guiadas por um roteiro semi-estruturado como técnica de pesquisa em uma Unidade de Saúde da Família em Salvador-BA. Resultados: um total de 18 informantes-chave com idade variando de 32 a 72 anos participaram do estudo. Em geral, os usuários eram principalmente sedentários (83,4%) e tinham sobrepeso ou obesidade (44,5%). Os dados foram organizados em três fases para análise: ordenação, classificação e análise final, permitindo a determinação do priori e do emic. Os indivíduos relataram dificuldades quanto à necessidade de ingestão diária de medicamentos e à adoção de hábitos de vida saudáveis, sugerindo diferenças entre senso comum e conhecimento técnico.  Considerações finais:Múltiplas influências foram percebidas sobre as crenças individuais e as redes sociais na adesão ao tratamento. A SR dos hipertensos interfere diretamente com sua percepção sobre a doença, orientando-os em seus comportamentos de saúde. 
      PubDate: 2017-12-20
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 4 (2017)
       
 
 
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