Profile Of Hypertensive Patients Registered In A Basic Health Unit

  • Danielle Araújo Dantas
  • Leonardo Gama Caetano
  • Renata de Lima Pessoa
  • Tatiana Maria Nóbrega Elias
  • Anne Karoline Candido Araújo
  • Bárbara Coeli Oliveira da Silva
  • Belarmino Santos de Sousa Júnior
  • Fernando Hiago da Silva Duarte

Abstract

Objective: To identify the socio-demographic profile of hypertensive patients registered in HIPERDIA in a Basic Health Unit in the city of Parnamirim-RN and to analyze their perception about this system.


Methodology: This is a cross-sectional, descriptive study with a quantitative approach, applying a questionnaire with objective questions to 100 volunteer patients who fit the established inclusion criteria. Data were collected in February and March 2016.


Results: It was found a predominance of women, aged 40 to 49 years old, white and black, with incomplete high school, living with a partner and children. Most individuals reported excellent access to diagnosis of the disease, good understanding of the Hypertension and adherence to treatment. They considered the delivery of drugs by UBS as well as nursing care received as good. They reported rarely participating in health education activities and realized a great change in the quality of life with the completion of treatment.


Conclusions: It is concluded that the HIPERDIA need some improvements by both managers as by health professionals so that it could better assist the demands of patients.


 


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2330

Published
Mar 13, 2017
How to Cite
ARAÚJO DANTAS, Danielle et al. Profile Of Hypertensive Patients Registered In A Basic Health Unit. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, mar. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2399>. Date accessed: 29 may 2017.
Section
Cardiology