Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)
versão impressa ISSN 0103-166X
ALBUQUERQUE, Francisco José Batista de; MELO, Cynthia de Freitas; SOUZA FILHO, Francisco Elmiro de e ARAUJO NETO, João Lins de. Evaluation of family health strategy based on the beliefs of professionals. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2011, vol.28, n.3, pp. 363-370. ISSN 0103-166X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-166X2011000300008.
The evaluation research on Family Health Strategy works as a feedback tool for the decisions of its managers. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate it from the perspective of the beliefs of its professionals. A random sample of 337 professionals answered the "Family Health Strategy Rating Scale by professionals", which investigates the following factors: 1) Material resources (α=0.86), 2) Efficiency of care (α=0.80), and 3) Physical infrastructure (α=0.73). The results showed a positive assessment of the material resources by 76.7% of the professionals. The efficiency of care was rated negatively by 53.4% of participants and the infrastructure was evaluated positively by 71.2% of the professionals. It was further observed that all factors resulted in inferior ratings from the medium/technical level professionals. It was concluded that there are positive aspects in the strategy, and these should be used as models for replication, but emphasizing, however, there are impediments that minimize its effectiveness, and that need to be fixed with the aim of improving the conditions of service providing to its users.
Palavras-chave : Beliefs; Family health strategy; Evaluation researches.