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"The group facilitates everything": meanings patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus assigned to health education groups.

de Melo LP, de Campos EA - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2014)

Bottom Line: Data were analyzed through the thematic coding technique. four thematic categories emerged: ease of access to the service and healthcare workers; guidance on diabetes; participation in groups and the experience of diabetes; and sharing knowledge and experiences.The most relevant aspect of this study is the social use the informants in relation to the Hyperdia groups under study. the studied groups are agents producing senses and meanings concerning the process of becoming ill and the means of social navigation within the official health system.We expect this study to contribute to the actions of healthcare workers coordinating these groups given the observation of the cultural universe of these individuals seeking professional care in the various public health care services.

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Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Caicó, RN, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: to interpret the meanings patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus assign to health education groups.

Method: ethnographic study conducted with Hyperdia groups of a healthcare unit with 26 informants, with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and having participated in the groups for at least three years. Participant observation, social characterization, discussion groups and semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. Data were analyzed through the thematic coding technique.

Results: four thematic categories emerged: ease of access to the service and healthcare workers; guidance on diabetes; participation in groups and the experience of diabetes; and sharing knowledge and experiences. The most relevant aspect of this study is the social use the informants in relation to the Hyperdia groups under study.

Conclusion: the studied groups are agents producing senses and meanings concerning the process of becoming ill and the means of social navigation within the official health system. We expect this study to contribute to the actions of healthcare workers coordinating these groups given the observation of the cultural universe of these individuals seeking professional care in the various public health care services.

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Characteristics of the social universes: stress and home adapted fromDaMatta(12).
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f01: Characteristics of the social universes: stress and home adapted fromDaMatta(12).

Mentions: In addition to this distinction between the individual and the person, it is worthnoting the basic social mechanism, within everyday Brazilian life with its rituals andmodels of action, through which a strong and permanent relationship is established amongthree spaces and dramatic plans as a way to remake the unit of society: home, street andthe other world, as shown in Figure 1*. These arespaces of social signification in which different and complementary social codes arepresent and normalize and moralize the subjects' behaviors(12).


"The group facilitates everything": meanings patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus assigned to health education groups.

de Melo LP, de Campos EA - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2014)

Characteristics of the social universes: stress and home adapted fromDaMatta(12).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4309233&req=5

f01: Characteristics of the social universes: stress and home adapted fromDaMatta(12).
Mentions: In addition to this distinction between the individual and the person, it is worthnoting the basic social mechanism, within everyday Brazilian life with its rituals andmodels of action, through which a strong and permanent relationship is established amongthree spaces and dramatic plans as a way to remake the unit of society: home, street andthe other world, as shown in Figure 1*. These arespaces of social signification in which different and complementary social codes arepresent and normalize and moralize the subjects' behaviors(12).

Bottom Line: Data were analyzed through the thematic coding technique. four thematic categories emerged: ease of access to the service and healthcare workers; guidance on diabetes; participation in groups and the experience of diabetes; and sharing knowledge and experiences.The most relevant aspect of this study is the social use the informants in relation to the Hyperdia groups under study. the studied groups are agents producing senses and meanings concerning the process of becoming ill and the means of social navigation within the official health system.We expect this study to contribute to the actions of healthcare workers coordinating these groups given the observation of the cultural universe of these individuals seeking professional care in the various public health care services.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Caicó, RN, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: to interpret the meanings patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus assign to health education groups.

Method: ethnographic study conducted with Hyperdia groups of a healthcare unit with 26 informants, with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and having participated in the groups for at least three years. Participant observation, social characterization, discussion groups and semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. Data were analyzed through the thematic coding technique.

Results: four thematic categories emerged: ease of access to the service and healthcare workers; guidance on diabetes; participation in groups and the experience of diabetes; and sharing knowledge and experiences. The most relevant aspect of this study is the social use the informants in relation to the Hyperdia groups under study.

Conclusion: the studied groups are agents producing senses and meanings concerning the process of becoming ill and the means of social navigation within the official health system. We expect this study to contribute to the actions of healthcare workers coordinating these groups given the observation of the cultural universe of these individuals seeking professional care in the various public health care services.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus