The perception of hypertensive elderly patients regarding their health needs

The perception of hypertensive elderly patients regarding their health needs

Title: The perception of hypertensive elderly patients regarding their health needs;
Percepción de ancianos hipertensos sobre sus necesidades de salud.;
Percepção de idosos hipertensos sobre suas necessidades de saúde.
Author Marin, Maria Jose Sanches Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santana, Flavio Henrique da Silva Google Scholar
Moracvick, Maria Yvette Aguiar Dutra Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Fac Med Marilia
Abstract Considering the prevalence of arterial hypertension among the elderly, the present study analyzes their perception of health needs, in a qualitative way, from focal groups with elderly users of Family Health Units. Data analysis was performed according to the hermeneutic-dialectical perspective and resulted in three nuclei of meaning: recognizing the possibility of having access to basic health care together with the desire to consume services of greater complexity and understanding the shortcomings of the State; attachment and welcoming as fundamental elements in the feelings of support and security and autonomy permeated by the tranquility to deal with the disease and the difficulties imposed by conditions inherent to the subjects' life style. Therefore, it is understood that the Family Health Strategy has been complying with its role in terms of the access to the healthcare system and regarding the professional-user attachment. However, health care continues to be centered on the disease rather than the individual.
Keywords Aged
Health care
Health of the elderly
Family health
Language Portuguese
Date 2012-02-01
Published in Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da Usp. Cerquera Cesar: Univ Sao Paolo, v. 46, n. 1, p. 103-110, 2012.
ISSN 0080-6234 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Univ Sao Paolo
Extent 103-110
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000302013600013
SciELO ID S0080-62342012000100014 (statistics in SciELO)

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