Article of International Journal of Disease Control and Prevention 

Impacts of Educational Action through Nursing Care in the Prevention of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Children and Preadolescents

Oliveira N.B1; Queiroz M.P2; Freire F.A.G3; Silva K.S4; Neves L.N.S5; Anjos F.B.R6
1,2Acadêmicas de Enfermagem pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco/UFPE. Recife – PE, Brasil. 3Enfermeira. Especialista em Saúde da Família pela Universidade Federal do Maranhão/UFMA; Atualmente Enfermeira da Estratégia Saúde da Família. Petrolândia – PE, Brasil; 4Enfermeira. Especialista em Educação em Enfermagem pela UFPE e Enfermagem do Trabalho pela Faculdade Joaquim Nabuco; Atualmente Enfermeira da Atenção Especializada. Ipojuca – PE, Brasil; 5Enfermeira. Especialista em Educação em Enfermagem pela UFPE e Enfermagem do Trabalho pela Faculdade Joaquim Nabuco; Atualmente Enfermeira Assistencial no Hospital Albert Sabin. Recife – PE, Brasil. 6Docente/Pesquisadora do Departameto de Histologia e Embriologia da UFPE. Recife – PE, Brasil.

Abstract:
Brazil is experiencing a reality of extreme poverty. In the Northeast there are more cases of neglected diseases. Nursing should be able to push the boundaries of disciplinary knowledge systems that aim to focus on the disease, promoting humane practice. This study aimed to describe the experience analyzing action of nursing, by carefully evaluating a physical examination, seeking nursing diagnoses involving neglected diseases, alerting them to the risks. Study by direct observation technique recording interpersonal relations, speeches, actions and verbal communication and nonverbal.Research qualitative, descriptive, using physical examination in nursing care. Some nursing diagnoses observed second Nanda were disabled community as self-neglect; Impaired skin integrity, risk of injury related to exposure to pathogens, compromised nutritional source.In this experiment it was found involvement of young people with actions through verbal reports and attitudes of interest during the physical examination. The young man does not realize that simple behaviors prevent some of these diseases prevalent in disadvantaged communities.The action analysis reveals that this process was evidenced positive impacts having good acceptance of young people observed through verbal reports and interaction between themselves and the interventionists.

Keywords:
neglected diseases, nursing, health education, youth

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