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RECREATION LECTURE ABOUT HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES

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Author(s): Fabiana Burdini Margonato1, Dirce Cotrim2; Dirce Mári Bodner de Freitas2;Ivanilda Vieira de Camargo2; Maria Aparecida da Costa2; MarivaniaMenegarde2; Ritha de Kássia Widerski2

Journal: SaBios : Revista de Saúde e Biologia
ISSN 1980-0002

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 25;
Date: 2007;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The intervention project “Recreation lecture about hypertension and diabetes” aimed to promote education in health and tostimulate self-care among diabetic and hypertensive patients, by the formation of a group with monthly meetings involvingacademics, workers in health and the community. This study has the objective of evaluate the development of diabetic andhypertensive groups that initiated with a recreation lecture given by nursing graduating academics from Integrado College fromCampo Mourão, Paraná, in corporation with a group of the Family Health Program from the Basic Health Unit from JardimModelo. To evaluate the intervention, the academics came back to the unit after the second meeting and interviewed participantusers from the group and communitarian health agents (CHA). An increase in the number of participants from the first to thesecond day of activity has been observed. Participants have demonstrated satisfaction with the intervention carried out byacademics which has motivated the CHA to continue the work. Thus, it has been concluded that the interaction betweenacademics, health services and community was efficient to the development of diabetic and hypertensive groups, collaboratingto health promotion among users that carry such illnesses.
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