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Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem

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OLIVEIRA, Paula Marciana Pinheiro de; PAIVA, Jamile de Souza Pacheco; CEZARIO, Kariane Gomes  and  PAGLIUCA, Lorita Marlena Freitag. String literature as an educational strategy in dengue prevention. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.4, pp. 766-773. ISSN 0104-0707.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072011000400016.

This study aimed to analyze the messages conveyed and discussed in Cordel literature, or string leaflets, on dengue. This exploratory-descriptive documentary research, preceded by a systematic search of string leaflets, was carried out between April and May of 2010. Two of the examined leaflets addressed the theme. Three categories arose from content analysis: Getting to know dengue, including characteristics of the disease itself and its signs and symptoms; Dengue prevention, emphasizing ways to prevent mosquito dissemination and elimination; and string literature as an educational strategy, outlining how it is a viable tool for dengue prevention. String leaflets present satisfactory information content which produces a favorable alert towards counter-dengue measures, linking information to regional cultural customs.

Keywords : Dengue; Literature; Health promotion; Primary prevention.

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