Nóbrega, Edith Stefanie Lopes; de França Medeiros, Ana Lúcia; Leite, Maria Clerya Alvino
January 2010
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;1/1/2010, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p45
Academic Journal
Objective: to evaluate the nurse male performance in the control of the arterial hypertension in the Family's Health Units of the city of Patos-PB. Methods: this is about a descriptive exploratory study, from quantitative approach. The sample was composed by 19 nurses. It was used a semi-structured script for data collection. The study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Federal University of Campina Grande (protocol number 95/2008). Results: most of the nurses male included in the study were women young, unmarried women, graduate in Faculty Integrated of Patos and with specialization, mainly in the area of Public Health. The nurses male great majority has up to three years as much of academic formation as of time of performance in Family's Health Units; didn't receive trainings returned to the theme of arterial hypertension. The mentioned professionals, with effective involvement in the program Hiperdia were, the doctor, the nurse male and the nursing technician, the excessive demand was mentioned as to main difficulty to execute referred program, while, the support of Municipal Health Secretariat and the accomplishment of Hiperdia in specific consultation were identified as facilities to exercise such program. Conclusion: the nurse male has an important role within of the context of arterial hypertension, embracing aspects that are going from the participation in program of early detection, until the development of strategies to ensure adherence to treatment.


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