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.
from International Archives of Medicine