da Silva, Verônica Caá; da Silva, Adriana Ferreira; da Motta, Ana Maria Oliveira Rodrigues; da Silva, Daniela Mansano; dos Santos, Claudia Regina Gonçalves Couto
March 2011
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Mar2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p257
Academic Journal
Objective: to identify the understanding of the legal guardian for teens about health care at this stage of life. Method: this is about a descriptive study, from quantitative approach, conducted in a University of Rio de Janeiro city, whose sample consisted of 75 students the first year of undergraduate nursing, legal guardians for teens. Data were collected through a questionnaire after the approval of the Ethics Committee off the UNIGRANRIO (protocol number 0027.0.317.000-10) and analyzed using statistical. Results: the most respondents were responsible mothers (84%) between 35 and 49 years (32%) of adolescent males (53%), emerging pre-teen with 44,4% and teenage late to 53,7%. 52% are unaware of the need for annual monitoring of teenagers, for only seek service in the event of illness; 68% could not cite the recommended vaccines; 77% do not know the specific programs; 27% believe that adolescents can be met without a companion. Conclusion: health's professionals must recognize the charge as partners, outlining strategies more appropriate, enabling the clarification of doubts and the construction of maximum autonomy so that they can feel safe in the care of adolescent health. Descriptors: adolescent; adolescent health; nursing.


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