Health  Vol.7 No.6 , June 2015
Attention Model for Chronic Conditions: Blind Women and Their Sons
Abstract: It aimed to analyze the assistance to the blind woman during prenatal care, childbirth, and child-care in light of the Model of Attention to Chronic Conditions. This is a descriptive, qualitative study. A collection was done through semi-structured interview and analysis of the speeches, conducted by content technique proposed by Bardin, emerging from the screening process. Ten mothers aged between 21 and 42 years old participated in the study. Three categories were identified: prescriptive and focused attention on the disease; for collaborative and focused attention on the person; uniprofessional attention to the multidisciplinary attention; establishment of relationship between the family health strategy and the specialized outpatient care. The women experienced chronic conditions according to the Model in addition to blindness. Study results show that for blind women, attention in the health service has weaknesses in service, both in the prenatal period and childbirth, and in childcare. It deems necessary transformation in assisting the blind woman.
Cite this paper: de Oliveira, M. , de Carvalho, A. , Pagliuca, L. , Pinheiro, A. , Bezerra, C. and Machado, M. (2015) Attention Model for Chronic Conditions: Blind Women and Their Sons. Health, 7, 747-753. doi: 10.4236/health.2015.76089.

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