PARTICIPATIVE HEALTH DIAGNOSTIC EXPERIENCE WITH AN ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION PROGRAM USERS

  • Martha Cecilia Ramírez Gómez Universidad de Antioquia
  • María Victoria López López Universidad de Antioquia
  • Dora Lucía Gaviria Noreña Universidad de Antioquia

Abstract

This article displays the results of an investigation about a popular District Health Program in Medellin carried in 2003.

Objective: To obtain knowledge of protective processes and deteriorating determinants in the health conditions of 160 users of the program

Methodology and materials: The study is descriptive cross-sectionial. It integrates some qualitative and quantitative techniques to explore the conditions of health and the perceptions that users and community actors have in relation to hypertension. Theoretical-methodological elements  of critical epidemiology and epidemiological monitoring were applied.

Results, discussion: The influence of the socioeconomic and political context in the process health-disease process and the negative impact of the health reform in the prevention programs are stressed. It highlights the valuation of the users regarding the suburban attention centers and the program as encounter and refuge scenario against solitude and paint, the deficiencies of the social support networks and the weak familiar support in the care of the patients.

Conclusions: 83% of the users are women of the third age, their majority (85%) belongs to the low layer, but (50%) of them were not tied to any Health Regime. That explains the destructive processes of their health which should be intervened by epidemiological monitoring.

 

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Author Biographies

Martha Cecilia Ramírez Gómez, Universidad de Antioquia
Enfermera Magíster en Epidemiología y Magíster en Orientación y Consejería. Docente de la Facultad de Enfermería, Universidad de Antioquia. Email: marthac1@epm.net.co.
María Victoria López López, Universidad de Antioquia
Socióloga, Magíster en Medicina Social. Docente, Facultad de Enfermería, Universidad de Antioquia. Coordinadora de la Maestría en Salud Colectiva Universidad de Antioquia. mvlopez@catios.udea.edu.co.
Dora Lucía Gaviria Noreña, Universidad de Antioquia
Enfermera especialista en Epidemiología, Magíster en Salud Colectiva. Docente de la Facultad la de Enfermería, Universidad de Antioquia. dgaviria@tone.udea.edu.co.
Published
2008-04-10
How to Cite
Ramírez Gómez, M. C., López López, M. V., & Gaviria Noreña, D. L. (2008). PARTICIPATIVE HEALTH DIAGNOSTIC EXPERIENCE WITH AN ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION PROGRAM USERS. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 24(1). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/2921
Section
ORIGINAL ARTICLES / ARTÍCULOS ORIGINALES / ARTIGOS ORIGINAIS