2008
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-71672008000700005
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Avaliação e controle de contatos faltosos de doentes com hanseníase

Abstract: Estudo descritivo, com variáveis qualitativas, realizado no Ambulatório Regional de Especialidades de Taubaté, com objetivo de resgatar e avaliar contatos faltosos de doentes de hanseníase. Analisou-se 36 prontuários de casos novos, no período de janeiro de 2003 a julho de 2004. Identificou-se 92 contatos, sendo 64,1% faltosos, tendo 25% entre 20 a 29 anos e 58,5% do sexo feminino. Destes, 61% foram submetidos à consulta de enfermagem no domicilio. Relataram não adesão ao controle por esquecimento (66,6%), e f… Show more

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“…Case cohorts were inserted in the municipality of Cacoal from 2001 to 2012, with evaluation in 2014, which explains aspects related to migration and deaths (23) . In addition, the refusals from leprosy reference cases may be associated with the strong disease-related stigma (3)(4)19,24) . In the study population, there was a predominance of females, with average age in the economically productive range and brown ethnicity.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Case cohorts were inserted in the municipality of Cacoal from 2001 to 2012, with evaluation in 2014, which explains aspects related to migration and deaths (23) . In addition, the refusals from leprosy reference cases may be associated with the strong disease-related stigma (3)(4)19,24) . In the study population, there was a predominance of females, with average age in the economically productive range and brown ethnicity.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Control of patients' contacts continues to be an important question to be resolved: in Brazil, even in epidemiologically well surveilled regions, it is usually not higher than 1/3 of registered notifications 26 .…”
Section: Epidemiological Aspectsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Quando comparado à população em geral, o maior risco de adoecimento está entre os contatos domiciliares 5 , o que indica que tanto o tipo de hanseníase quanto as distâncias do caso índice são fatores importantes para o risco da doença 6,7,8,9 . Em regiões de alta endemicidade, a vigilância de contatos domiciliares, assim como da população em geral, torna-se uma medida imprescindível, visto que toda a população passa a sofrer algum tipo de exposição 10 .…”
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