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dc.contributor.authorZanchetta, Margareth Santos-
dc.contributor.authorPinto, Rogério Pinto-
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Wilson Galhego-
dc.contributor.authorCunha, Zeilma da-
dc.contributor.authorCordeiro, Hésio de Alburquerque-
dc.contributor.authorFagundes Filho, Francisco E.-
dc.contributor.authorPinho, Mônica A. l.-
dc.contributor.authorVoet, Susan M. V.-
dc.contributor.authorTalbot, Yves-
dc.contributor.authorCaldas, Rodrigo S.-
dc.contributor.authorSouza, Thiago J. de-
dc.contributor.authorCosta, Edwaldo-
dc.identifier.citationPrimary Health Care Research and Development, v. 1, p. 235-245, 2014.-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to explore female community health agents’ views about the value of recording qualitative information on contextual health issues they observe during home visits, data that are not officially required to be documented for the Brazilian System of Primary Healthcare Information. Background: The study was conducted in community primary healthcare centres located in the cities of Araçatuba and Coroados (state of São Paulo) and Rio de Janeiro (state of Rio de Janeiro), Brazil. Methods: The design was a qualitative, exploratory study. The purposeful sampling criteria were being female, with a minimum of three years of continuous service in the same location. Data collection with 62 participants was conducted via 11 focus groups (in 2007 and 2008). Audio files were transcribed and submitted to the method of thematic analysis. Four themes guided the analysis: working with qualitative information and undocumented observation; reflecting on qualitative information; integrating/analysing quantitative and qualitative information; and information-sharing with agents and family health teams. In 2010, 25 community health agents verified the final interpretation of the findings. Findings: Participants valued the recording of qualitative, contextual information to expand understanding of primary healthcare issues and as an indicator of clients’ improved health behaviour and health literacy. While participants initiated the recording of additional health information, they generally did not inform the family health team about these findings. They perceived that team members devalued this type of information by considering it a reflection of the clientele’s social conditions or problems beyond the scope of medical concerns. Documentation of qualitative evidence can account for the effectiveness of health education in two ways: by improving preventative care, and by amplifying the voices of underprivileged clients who live in poverty to ensure the most appropriate and best quality primary healthcare for them.en
dc.sourceCurrículo Lattes-
dc.subjectCommunity health agentsen
dc.subjectDeprived communitiesen
dc.subjectInformation systemen
dc.subjectPrimary healthcareen
dc.subjectQualitative health informationen
dc.subjectRio de Janeiroen
dc.subjectSão Pauloen
dc.titleBrazilian community health agents and qualitative primary healthcare informationen
dc.contributor.institutionRyerson University-
dc.contributor.institutionColumbia University-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estácio de Sá-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Toronto-
dc.description.affiliationRyerson University, Faculty of Community Services, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Toronto, Canadá-
dc.description.affiliationColumbia University, School of Social Work, NY, USA-
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Faculdade de Odontologia de Araçatuba (FOA), Departamento de Ciências Básicas, Rua José Bonifácio, 1193, CEP 16015-050, Araçatuba, SP, Brasil-
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Estácio de Sá, Masters in Family Health Program, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil-
dc.description.affiliationFundação Técnico Educacional Souza Marques, Adolescentro Paulo Freire, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil-
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade de Toronto, Toronto, Canadá-
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniversidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Faculdade de Odontologia de Araçatuba (FOA), Departamento de Ciências Básicas, Rua José Bonifácio, 1193, CEP 16015-050, Araçatuba, SP, Brasil-
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