Evaluation Of Nursing Assistance To Women During Puerperium

  • Ana Flávia Laurindo de Souza Dantas Nurse. Integrated College Patos, Paraíba, Brazil
  • Anne Milane Formiga Bezerra Nurse. Teacher of Integrated College Patos, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Maria do Carmo Andrade Duarte de Farias Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher's Training Center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Edineide Nunes da Silva Nurse. Professor of Nursing Academic Unit, Teacher Training Center, Federal University of Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Letícia Sampaio Chaves Silva Student of Medicine of the Federal University of Cariri, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Wendel Robson Silva Ferreira Doctor.
  • Mona Lisa Lopes dos Santos Caldas Teacher. Integrated faculties of Patos, Paraíba, Brazil.


Background: During puerperium, a woman undergoes several changes caused by pregnancy and childbirth. At this stage, complications can occur, which, when not identified or taken care of properly, tend to result in morbidity and mortality from preventable causes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the nursing care provided to women during the puerperium period.

Methods: The research is a descriptive exploratory study, with a quantitative approach, carried out in the Family Health Units (FHU) in the municipality of Patos, PB. The population included all the nurses of the FHU. Out of 38 nurses from the FHU, 27 nurses participated. Data were analysed in SPSS (version 21).

Results: The study revealed that the sample consisted mostly of females (92.6%), aged between 32 and 34 years (44.4%), unmarried, between 10 and 15 years of training (37.0%), all with post-graduate degrees. All the professionals interviewed performed a puerperal consultation and reported that the most common complaints were related to difficulty with breastfeeding (92.6%). Most of the participants participated in training courses offered by management (66.7%), but the majority did not participate in scientific events in the area of women's health after graduation.

Conclusion: Thus, it is necessary to consider how actions are carried out in the women's health care programme concerning puerperium in the city under study. These programmes should consider the health needs of this group and training to fully develop the competencies of qualified professionals.

May 1, 2017
How to Cite
DANTAS, Ana Flávia Laurindo de Souza et al. Evaluation Of Nursing Assistance To Women During Puerperium. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, may 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2498>. Date accessed: 26 may 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2429.
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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