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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
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WAIDMAN, Maria Angélica Pagliarini; RADOVANOVIC, Cremilde Aparecida Trindade; ESTEVAM, Michelle Caroline and MARCON, Sonia Silva. Assistance for people with hypertension in the perspective of the health professional. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.65, n.3, pp. 445-453. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672012000300008.
The study aimed at learning about the care provided to people with hypertension in primary care from the perspective of health workers. The data was collected through focus groups in five cities in the northwest of the state of Paraná. It was observed that, although the study was conducted with teams of different municipalities, the meanings and perceptions regarding the care provided and the difficulties experienced are similar in many aspects. In general, the Basic Health Units meet the most urgent needs of users, despite the adoption of strategies for treatment adherence, for various reasons, cannot reach the entire population, undermining the quality of care, even with the commitment of the team.
Keywords : Chronic Disease; Hypertension; Family; Primary Health Care.