Article of American Journal of Chronic Diseases 

Health Education in the Ergonomics and Usability of Glycemic Monitors in Diabetic Patients

Nascimento, K.C1; Lima, A.L.F2; Soares, M.M3; Barbosa, M.S.A4; Araújo, W.J.S5; Silva, J.C.P6.
Enfermeira, Mestranda em Ergonomia pela UFPE, Docente da UNINASSAU1, Biólogo e Enfermeiro, Docente da UNINASSAU2, Orientador, Docente, PhD, Curso de Ergonomia e Design da UFPE3, Enfermeira do Trabalho TRT 19º Região, Mestre pela UFAL, Docente da Estácio/Fal4, Fisioterapeuta da Associação Pestalozzi de Maceió, Enfermeiro, Mestrando em Enfermagem pela UFPE5, UNINASSAU, Discente do curso de Enfermagem da UNINASSAU6.

Diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders that present hyperglycemia in common, resulting from defects in insulin action, insulin secretion or both. The increase in the number of people with the disease is accompanied by an increase in cases of obesity and overweight. A great ally of people with diabetes mellitus, especially insulin-dependent, is the equipment called a glycometer, it provides a safe measurement of glycemic rate throughout the day. So how can this user know if the monitor is delivering reliable results? It was from these questions that the need arose to create this work. To present an experience report about health education in the ergonomics and usability of glycemic monitors in diabetic patients. Experience report is descriptive and interventional. The activity was divided into stages, so that workshop participants could comprehensively understand the health education procedures regarding the usability of the glucometer. It was possible to perceive that young individuals presented a faster learning about the self-utilization of their glycosimental when compared to the elderly individuals and their caregivers.

Ergonomics; Diabetes; Health education

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