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CASTRO, Maria Euridéa de  e  ROLIM, Maysa Oliveira. Knowledge and stereotypes of workers concerning hypertension. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.2, pp.235-240. ISSN 1414-8145.

The prevention of arterial hypertension has not been an easy task, due to the difficulties of access to the health system. The objectives of this study were to ascertain the amount of worker's knowledge concerning blood pressure and hypertension as well as about the practice of measuring blood pressure. This descriptive study was done at the State University in Fortaleza-Ceará. The universe was a simple random sample of 35 workers. A lack of knowledge about blood pressure and hypertension was found, as well as cultural issues between professionals and system users not being in agreement with the teaching-learning process. It was concluded that strategies which allow for a wider participation in the program and in hypertension campaigns are needed. The beginning of this change has as a basis primary care, which allows the population to make choices which fit a healthy life-style, from a critical position.

Palavras-chave : Blood pressure; Hypertension; Nursing.

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