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Abandono ou descontinuidade do tratamento da tuberculose em Rio Branco, Acre

DOI: 10.1590/S0104-12902012000100022

Keywords: patient dropouts, treatment, tuberculosis.

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this research investigates the factors related to the discontinuity of the treatment of tuberculosis in rio branco-acre. to the fulfillment of this research, a contribution to ethnography has been adopted, for the successful apprehension of the reality to be studied. the research has been developed in two mapping steps: on the first, a search for information on the sinan (system of national injuries notification - sistema de notifica??o de agravos nacionais) and on the municipal coordination of the tuberculosis program databases was taken; the second aimed to record facts from the observation of the care given on a health care unit, which serves assistance to tuberculosis carriers in treatment, and the interviews of the elected subjects. on the analysis of the observations, narrative and interview collection, it was observed that the professionals of health services label some people as auspicious to discontinue the treatment and don't consider the different ways of life on the approach of their patients, complicating the formation of the bond and favoring the discontinuity. it was also identified people treating for tuberculosis that had many ways of dealing with the limitations generated by the disease, such as restrictions for the work, among others, and people that discontinued the treatment took in consideration their system of beliefs and values, as well as the perception of health/disease, due to the feeling of cure when the treatment was interrupted.


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