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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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Abstract

MARTINS, Marialda; MONTICELLI, Marisa; BRUGGEMANN, Odaléa Maria  and  COSTA, Roberta. The production of knowledge regarding gestational hypertension in the stricto sensu graduate nursing studies in Brazil. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.4, pp. 802-808. ISSN 0080-6234.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342012000400003.

This documental study analyzed the Brazilian production of stricto sensu nursing graduate programs related to gestational hypertension. The data source used was the Brazilian Nursing Association Theses and Dissertations Database. The survey located 14 studies produced between 1979-2008, produced mainly in the Southeast region between 1996 and2008. The analytical process revealed a concern with the subjectivity of pregnant women and with aspects regarding nursing care. Furthermore, it showed that most studies used a qualitative methodology supported by nursing theories. The experience lived by pregnant women with hypertension is marked by negative feelings and socioeconomic problems, and is also affected by how the family is organized. The culture of pregnant women with hypertension is disregarded and they receive care in a context in which the disease is the priority. In conclusion, despite some scientific advancements, this topic has not raised the interest it deserves among nurses attending graduate study programs.

Keywords : Hypertension; pregnancy-induced; Pregnancy; high-risk; Nursing research.

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