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SP4-6 Pharmaceutical warning: recurrent disease in the community Vila Sombra dos Eucaliptos
  1. A Pedrosa1,
  2. C Fonsêca2,
  3. B Queiroz1,
  4. H Nascimento1,
  5. J Ferro1,
  6. J Nascimento1,
  7. K Santos1,
  8. L Silva1,
  9. R Ribeiro1,
  10. T Silva1,
  11. V Brito1,
  12. A Pedrosa1
  1. 1Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, FAMED/UFAL, Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
  2. 2Fundação Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, FFMUSP, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract

Introduction Epidemiologically, the theoretical model considers disease as a result of the aggression of a microorganism to an organisation and incorporates the concept of risk factor as the basis for the production of knowledge about preventive measures, useful in understanding the process and mechanisms of chronic non-transferable.

Objectives To obtain data about the most frequent diseases in the community, relating them to the indiscriminate use of medicines and to observe if that helps, harms and onset of symptoms than those originally presented.

Methodology Through home visits were conducted 80 interviews in the Vila Sombra dos Eucaliptos to collect data on prevalent diseases and to bring information to the community, ranging from pamphlets to Pharmaceutical Care.

Results Hypertension is undeniably the most common chronic recurrent in community, as well as nationally, followed by diabetes and flu. The poor conditions of hygiene and housing lead to a high rate of intestinal worms, especially among local children. While noting the high rate of self-medication, there was no direct relationship between the number of patients and the effects of the medication. Most patients considered more severe makes correct use of medicines prescribed by a doctor, not even making new appointments, thus not causing further damage to your health.

Conclusion The continuing occurrence of diseases at the community provides, among other factors, due the socio-economic conditions, structural conditions and the neglect of the relation Community vs Health Center—public agencies—primarily due to lack of medicines and basic assistance to the community.

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