Atenção à mulher no climatério realizada por profissionais da estratégia da saúde da família

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


Introduction: The climacteric period is the transitional period between reproductive and non-reproductive life in women. Clinical evaluation of women during the climacteric period should be dictated by their health situation and possible difficulties endemic to this time, and involve a cross functional team. Healthcare includes both promotion of health and disease prevention. Objective: To evaluate the care provided to women during the climacteric period by health professionals using the Family Health Strategy. Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional, exploratory study conducted among university educated health professionals using the Family Health Strategy (FHS) in the East Healthcare District of Goiania, Goias, Brazil. Data were collected through a questionnaire. This data collection instrument was previously assessed by experts and underwent pilot testing. All stages of the study were developed in accordance with the guidelines and regulations of Brazilian National Council on Health Resolution no. 466/2012. Data were processed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences using descriptive statistics and presented in tables and figures. Results: Participants included 57 (75.0%) university educated health professionals who work in the FHS. Many of the healthcare professionals reported that there are differences between the climacteric period and menopause, 57.9% could define these two phases accurately. The main reason that leads women in the climacteric period to seek care in the FHS is related to difficulties with understanding the signs and symptoms of the climacteric period, followed by questions related to new forms of hormone therapy. Concern with physical appearance presents itself as a common complaint during the climacteric period. Deficiencies and limitations in the qualifications of healthcare professionals related to knowledge of the topic of the climacteric period was the greatest difficulty. Cultural interference in the treatment of women during this phase featured prominently in reports. Conclusions: It is essential to create normative procedures and guidance for healthcare related activities for women in climacteric, especially when it comes to differences in the implementation of hormone replacement therapy. This will bring benefit to the professionals in terms of greater autonomy and safety in prescribing these and other types of treatment, ensuring completeness in service, with resolutions in a shorter timeframe.



PEREIRA, Angela Bete Severino. Atenção à mulher no climatério realizada por profissionais da estratégia da saúde da família. 2014.81 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Ensino na Saúde) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2014.