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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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KOGA, Mariko; FUREGATO, Antonia Regina Ferreira  and  SANTOS, Jair Licio Ferreira. Opinions of the staff and users about the quality of the mental health care delivered at a family health program. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2006, vol.14, n.2, pp.163-169. ISSN 1518-8345.

Authors aimed at learning about the mental health care provided at a Family Health Program. 142 subjects were interviewed (18 nurses, 78 agents, 17 patients and 29 family members). In order to collect data, authors used the Scale of Opinion on Mental Health Care with 25 statements on the care, orientation by the members of the Program of Family Health team and the benefits of this Program. The total scores showed a difference between the agents and other groups. Among nurses, they found the shorter deviation and among the patients the greater variability in the responses. They emphasize the need for efficacy in arranging the appointments. Authors found a lack of coherence among the opinions of the subjects regarding the professionals' orientations.

Keywords : family health program; psychiatric nursing; scales.

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