Article of American Journal of Chronic Diseases 

Monitoring of Hypertension: Benefits of Ergonomics in Usability and of the Aneroid and Digital Sphygmomanometer

Nascimento, K.C1; Lima, A.L.F2; Silva, J.C.P3; Barbosa, M.S.A4; Araújo, W.J.S5; Soares, M.M6
Enfermeira, Mestranda em Ergonomia da UFPE, Docente da Uninassau1, Enfermeiro, Biólogo, Docente da Uninassau2, Discente do Curso de Enfermagem Uninassau3, Enfermeira do Trabalho TRT 19º Região, Docente Estácio Fal4, Fisioterapeuta da Associação Pestalozzi de Maceió, Enfermeiro, Mestrando em Enfermagem da UFPE5, Orientador, PhD, Docente do curso Ergonomia e Design da UFPE6.

Hypertension is a multifactorial clinical condition characterized by sustained elevation of blood pressure levels ≥ 140 and / or 90 mmHg. HA is the major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Hypertensive individuals have a certain limitation in learning and handling blood pressure monitoring devices. Usability refers to the relationship that is established between user, task, interface, equipment and other aspects of the environment in which the user uses the system. To describe by means of an experience report about the benefits of ergonomics in usability and of the aneroid and digital sphygmomanometer by the user through the health education workshop. Report of experience of a descriptive and interventional nature through a workshop and talk wheel. The activity was divided into moments, so that wheel participants could understand in detail the procedures of health education regarding the usability of the sphygmomanometer. This workshop pointed out that there was a great difficulty among 6 people in the older group. Of the 42 people who participated in the action, 38 had the digital sphygmomanometer in their home routinely used for measuring and monitoring their blood pressure levels.

Ergonomics; Usability; Hypertension

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