Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
FERNANDES, Maria Teresinha de Oliveira; SILVA, Líliam Barbosa and SOARES, Sônia Maria. Use of technologies working with groups of diabetic and hypertensive individuals in Family Health. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp. 1331-1340. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000700067.
This study aimed to reveal the technologies of working with groups of diabetic and hypertensive peoples in the perspective of Family Health professionals. It is a qualitative research, carried through in the primary care units of a sanitary district of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The data had been analyzed according to the technique of content analysis proposed by Bardin. The study showed that the groups coordinators need a theoretical foundation and that exist the incorporation of technologies that embrace the context of a practice sometimes exists little criticized and differentiated and others wrapped up by diversified elements of the care. In this direction, sensitization for the necessity of the technologies that allows humanized attitudes, not only in the perspective of the coordinators, but also in the users', as the look at the diabetic and hypertensive peoples goes beyond the monitoring related to the use of medicines.
Keywords : Group structure; Methods; Diabetes mellitus; Hypertension; Family Health Program.