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Knowledge and feelings of women bearers of specific hipertensive pregnancy malady

Author(s): Maria Vilma Pereira Leal

Journal: Revista Brasileira em Promoção da Saúde
ISSN 1806-1222

Volume: 17;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 21;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: High-risk pregnancy | Pre clamps | Hyper tension

The study investigated the extent of awareness about Pregnancy Specific Hipertensive Malady among infected women, and their feelings regarding the Malady. The proposed study method was exploratory and descriptive. Pregnant women and those in a labor process, in a total of twenty-one women, made up the sample. A questionnaire form was used basically to verify their social economic profile, obstetric antecedents, degree of awareness, and also how they were feeling since the disease came up. After that, the statements were organized through the deduction method proposed by Laurence Bardin, and also through all the bibliographic pile researched. The results showed that women have a certain degree of understanding the Malady. They are not, however, conscious of the gravity of this disease; they are not informed of the risks and complications involved. They do have a little information that comes from their relatives and friends. The study also observed that they are anxious to get at home and very worried about their families. They are insecure regarding the procedures and methods used, afraid of their own deaths and fears, and principally worried for not knowing exactly what is the Malady Disease. It was concluded that the infected women by the Malady Disease could become more vulnerable and more capable to deal with innumerous difficulties if they had the opportunity to be informed about the Malady Disease, and also to expose their fears and anxieties under a special care.
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