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Evaluation of Quality Care for Senior Citizens in Primary Health Care  [PDF]
Tainara L?rena dos Santos Ferreira, Tiago José Barbosa de Andrade, Janio Gustavo Barbosa, Iris do Ceu Clara Costa, Fábia Barbosa de Andrade
Health (Health) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.79121
Abstract: Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the quality care received by senior citizens in Primary Health Care (PHC) in the Unified Health System, with the objectives of contributing with the comprehensive implementation of humanized conduct and actions for this part of the population. Methods: This is a descriptive-exploratory study with a quantitative approach that was conducted in the city of Santa Cruz, which is located in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, with a population of 130 senior citizens. The research was approved by the Committee for Ethics in Research at the Federal University at Rio Grande do Norte under protocol 152/2012. Results: In the results, the classification of the PHC services varied from good to reasonable. Regarding the assistance offered to the aging and comprehensive care, there were failures in accordance with how it’s recommended in the National Healthcare System. This concludes, through the perspective of the elderly user, the need for the reformulation of the activities which are offered to this population and therefore the implementation of conduct for better service in the area of Primary Health Care.
Painful Symptomatology Reported by Dentistry Students at a Brazilian University  [PDF]
Cristiane Assun??o da Costa Cunha, Iris do Ceu Clara Costa, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, Dyego Leandro Bezerra de Souza, Fábia Barbosa de Andrade, Ant?nio Medeiros Júnior
Health (Health) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.78115
Abstract: Objectives: Identification of the level of knowledge on ergonomics principles, and application of these by dentistry students to investigate whether painful symptomatology was experienced. An-other objective is the expansion of discussions on occupational health in academic settings. Study Design and Settings: Dentistry students of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (n = 148) were surveyed using the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire to determine the severity of musculoskeletal symptoms experienced. Data were analyzed through EpiInfo 7.0 to measure central trends and variability 5for quantitative variables, absolute and relative frequencies for categorical variables, and significance between groups (confidence intervals and chisquare). Association analysis (Pearson) was also carried out. Results: Ergonomic measures were not reported by students. Within the musculoskeletal symptoms described, females were the most affected, independent of academic level. Conclusions: Positive correlations were verified between all categories and all anatomic regions (e.g., neck, lower back, wrists, hands, and shoulders). Data suggest progressive worsening of symptoms, which will eventually result in leaves of absence.
Oral Health and Self-Perception in the Elderly  [PDF]
Walda Viana Brígido de Moura, Iris do Ceu Clara Costa, Fábia Barbosa de Andrade, Tainara L?rena dos Santos Ferreira, Andréa Silvia Walter de Aguiar, Gabriela Eugênio de Sousa Furtado, Maria Eneide Leit?o de Almeida
Health (Health) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/health.2014.621343
Abstract: Background: Investigating self-perception of oral health among the elderly may contribute towards changing public health and assistance policies in the area. Methods: The present study assessed the oral health status (tooth decay, need for treatment, periodontal status, use of and need for dental prosthesis, soft tissue alterations and self-perception of oral health) of 102 elderly people from two community groups in Fortaleza, Ceará State, Brazil. Results: Mean age was 69.9 years and 82.4% were female. Mean DMFT was 30.17 with a predominant missing component; 63.7% were edentulous. Regarding prosthesis, 29.4% and 67.6% of elderly patients did not use upper and lower dentures respectively, while 66.7% and 78.4% required some type of upper and lower prosthesis respectively. Among valid sextants, 44.3% presented dental calculus and 34.3% presented loss of attachment from 6 to 8 mm. Soft tissue alterations were found in 58.8%. Despite of precarious clinical conditions and dental treatment needs, good oral health perception was found (49%), as well as satisfaction with the appearance of teeth and gums (60.8%). Conclusion: Subjects displayed unsatisfactory oral health conditions, accumulated over time and resulting from the lack of policies favoring this age group. There is a need for oral rehabilitation that enables the recovery of function and esthetics among the elderly, restoring their self-esteem and improving social interaction.
Maternal and Child Care Assessment Focused on Prenatal Care and Birth  [PDF]
Isabelle Christine Fonsêca G. A. Silva, Tainara L?rena dos Santos Ferreira, Dídia de Oliveira Pereira, Joymara Railma Gomes de Assun??o, Paloma Batista Costa, Jovanka Bittencourt Leite de Carvalho, Iris do Ceu Clara Costa, Fábia Barbosa de Andrade
Health (Health) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.71019
Abstract: Objective: This study aims at assessing maternal and child care provided from prenatal to birth, so that it can reveal the weaknesses and potentialities of prenatal program in order to guide the development of strategic plans. Methods: This is an exploratory descriptive study with a quantitative approach, conducted in the city of Santa Cruz, state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, from November 2012 to February 2013. The sample consisted of 200 women, chosen by draw, mothers of children under two years old who had attended the Primary Health Care System. The study used a semi-structured questionnaire used by the Ministry of Health. Our research project was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, under the approval No. 311.613. Results: It was found that most mothers were rated from good to very good in the quality of care during prenatal and birth. As to the performance of prenatal and birth care services, most women performed those services under the municipality’s Public Health System, and the prenatal care primarily under Basic Health Care Units. Conclusion: In this assessment study, indicators regarding maternal and child care provided during the prenatal period were found to be positive, which contributes to the reduction of maternal and child mortality. The study also shows that Primary Health Care is essential to ensuring an effective, humane and comprehensive health care.
Quality of Service to Users of Primary Health Care: A Study of Evaluation  [PDF]
Fábia Barbosa de Andrade, Iris do Ceu Clara Costa, Tainara L?rena dos Santos Ferreira, Dayane Caroliny Pereira Justino, Luanni Rayssa de Medeiros Souza, Cláudia Janiele Batista Fonsêca, Paula Thayse Costa Fernandes, Andréia Geíse Gomes de Araújo
Health (Health) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.72023
Abstract: The quality of service to people in Primary Healthcare (PHC) is linked to the provision of quality service by professionals who integrate this service in the community. Accordingly, this study aims to evaluate the service given by health professionals in primary health care, from the user’s perception. This is an evaluative and quantitative study, conducted with people who use the PHC service. 180 adults are interviewed in the city of Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The results show that most respondents are women. The average age is of 36.65, median of 34.00 and standard deviation of 11,554. With regards to the quality of service, it ranges from fair to good. When performing correlation between the quality of service and time spent to reach the service, most people say that they spend between 0 and 15 minutes from their house to the healthcare service unit. About reception, respondents reported being satisfied and that the service has been responsible and quality for health monitoring. Thus, it is noted that the user classifies the quality of the service in primary healthcare as regular, showing weaknesses that need to be corrected to prevent damage in service provision in Primary Healthcare.
Assessment of Comprehensive Health Care of the Elderly in Primary Health Care  [PDF]
Fábia Barbosa de Andrade, Iris do Ceu Clara Costa, Tainara L?rena dos Santos Ferreira, Isabelle Christine Fonsêca G. A. Silva, íngrid Katianne Marques Araújo, Dídia de Oliveira Pereira, Joymara Railma Gomes de Assun??o, Jéssica Isabelle dos Santos Dutra, Aline de Lima Cabral
Health (Health) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.73041
Abstract: Objective: To assess comprehensive care in the elderly population, as well as the quality of care in Primary Health Care. Methods: This is an exploratory descriptive study with a quantitative approach, conducted from July to December 2012, in the city of Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. A sample of 130 subjects chosen by drawn was calculated, and data collection was performed at their homes. Results: There were interviewed 130 people, 92 (70.8%) women and 38 men (29.2%), with a minimum age of 60 and maximum of 96 years, with a mean of 72.8, median of 72.0 and a standard deviation of 8.3. Regarding the quality of care ratings of the PHC team, 48.5% (n = 63) of respondents stated this to be good, while 32.3% (n = 42) rated this as fair. Conclusions: In this perspective, one of the most appreciated meanings that were given to comprehensive care by health care professionals refers to holistic knowledge of each patient, resulting in the non-fragmentation of care. Thus, it is noticed that comprehensiveness has some weaknesses that need to be corrected, which shows the need for education and training of professionals assigned to primary health care services.
Consequences of the magnetic field, sonic and radiofrequency waves and intense pulsed light on the labeling of blood constituents with technetium-99m
Meyer, Patricia Froes;Santos-Filho, Sebasti?o David;Ronzio, Oscar Ariel;Bonelli, Ludmila;Fonseca, Adenilson de Souza da;Costa, Iris do Ceu Clara;Brand?o Neto, José;Medeiros, Aldo da Cunha;Bernardo-Filho, Mario;
Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology , 2007, DOI: 10.1590/S1516-89132007000600014
Abstract: sources of magnetic field, radiofrequency and audible sonic waves and pulsed light have been used in physiotherapy to treat different disorders. in nuclear medicine, blood constituents(bl-co) are labeled with technetium-99m (99mtc) are used. this study evaluated the consequences of magnetic field, radiofrequency and audible sonic waves and intense pulsed light sources on the labeling of bl-co with 99mtc. blood from wistar rats was exposed to the cited sources. the labeling of bl-co with 99mtc was performed. blood not exposed to the physical agents was used(controls). data showed that the exposure to the different studied sources did not alter significantly (p>0.05) the labeling of bl-co. although the results were obtained with animals, the data suggest that no alteration on examinations performed with bl-co labeled with 99mtc after exposition to the cited agents. the biological consequences associated with these agents would be not capable to interfere with some properties of the bl-co.
Assessment of the Accessibility of Users in Primary Health Care  [PDF]
Tainara L?rena dos Santos Ferreira, Iris do Céu Clara Costa, Fábia Barbosa de Andrade
Open Journal of Epidemiology (OJEpi) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojepi.2016.64020
Abstract: Objectives: The goal of this project was to evaluate the quality of the accessibility of the adult population to services in Primary Health Care, with a view to contribute to the development of measures that will propose improvement in the offered assistance. Methods: This is a quantitative and evaluative study made in the municipality of Santa Cruz, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, with a sample of 180 people. The study was approved by the Ethics and Research Committee of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte under Opinion number 152/2012. Results: It was found that the adult population classified the quality of care from regular to good, showing an association with the waiting time, time spent from the unit to one’s house and the reception. Conclusions: It could be concluded that this study contributes to the development of strategies able to provide a full and equitable care to the adult population in the primary health care network, since this is the gateway to other levels of care, because it aims to promote adult health and prevent diseases.
O SUS nos seus 20 anos: reflex?es num contexto de mudan?as
Souza, Georgia Costa de Araújo;Costa, Iris do Céu Clara;
Saúde e Sociedade , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-12902010000300004
Abstract: from a brief review of the right to healthcare won by the brazilian citizens, this article aims to discuss sistema único de saúde (sus - national health system) throughout its trajectory of 20 years, providing a critical review of the progress achieved in healthcare and the challenges to be overcome. it discusses the issues of: the right to healthcare as the state's responsibility based on the alma-ata conference, the federal constitution and the organic laws on health; sus guidelines involving the competences of the union, states and municipalities. it also approaches the importance of the family health strategy for the consolidation of primary care in brazil, the difficulties in the process of regional health planning, and the role of management and social participation as the bases for the construction of the sus we want.
Left-Handed Students and Clinical Practice in Dentistry: Adaptations, Difficulties and Realities Experienced in the Academic Environment  [PDF]
Elisa Marianna Abreu Silva, Itanielly Dantas Silveira Cruz, Iris do Céu Clara Costa, Kenio Costa de Lima, Georgia Costa de Araújo Souza, Maria Alice Pimentel Fuscella, Fábia Barbosa de Andrade
Open Journal of Preventive Medicine (OJPM) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojpm.2016.611023
Abstract: Objectives: To verify the existence of difficulties throughout the course of dentistry clinical practices, identify musculoskeletal pain, and evaluate frequency and intensity of pain/discomfort (if existent) in different regions of the body, experienced by left- handed students in comparison to right-handed students of the odontology courses of the state of Rio Grande do Norte (Northeast Brazil). Methods: A general questionnaire was applied to identify left-handed students in a population of 750 students, enrolled in clinical courses. An adaptation of the Grad-Corllet Diagram and a specific questionnaire on clinical practices were applied to the selected students. Descriptive statistics was utilized to analyze data of the specific questionnaire, and Mann-Whitney statistics, chi-square or Fisher’s Exact tests (with a 5% significance level) were utilized for the Grad-Corllet Diagram, searching for an association be- tween discomfort/pain in different body regions and manual laterality. Results: All students presented higher percentage of pain in the lumbar and neck/cervical re- gions. However, left-handed students presented higher values, with statistical signifi- cance levels of p = 0.041 for lower back, p = 0.002 for neck and p = 0.003 for cervical region. Conclusions: The majority of left-handed students classified “moderate” the difficulty of working with equipment designed for right-handers. There was high frequency of musculoskeletal pain/discomfort, with relevant statistical results for left- handed students regarding intensity. It is suggested that the participating institutions evaluate the adoption of inclusion politics, re-adapt the infrastructure to include equipment designed for left-handers, and finally provide adequate work conditions for all students.
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