Análise da apropriação pública de bulas de medicamentos por usuários de uma unidade básica de saúde
Chenchi, Luiz Henrique
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This study aimed to analyze the public ownership of pharmaceutical inserts for users Health System in San Carlos - SP. The inserts are considered important technological instruments guidance in health, to warn about the appropriate use of information, ensuring their safety and rational use of medication. Therefore, it is deemed necessary scientific literacy in health of society as a way to participate in the construction of public policies governing the industry and understanding of the correct information for effective applicability. We used a qualitative method, applying a structured semi-structured interview to seventeen drug users a basic health unit in the city. Data analysis was based on the hermeneutic-dialectic, in five categories that emerged, focusing on understanding and criticism against the material. The profile of the subjects focused mostly on women with little schooling, elderly and prevalence of hypertension and diabetes as conditions for continuous medication. The content of the interviews showed that adherence to reading the leaflets is influenced by the font size and technical-scientific terms, aspects which are not attractive to the user / reader. Also, it was possible to identify which medical advice, habit and lack of time and not supply of leaflets in public pharmacy configured reasons that discourage reading. Still, it was noted that subjects assign value and importance revelantes say is the information contained in the inserts for the pharmacotherapeutic treatment. It was found that the participation of drug users in the public health area studied, the construction of policies governing the manufacture of small and leaflets is that they lack scientific knowledge in health that would guarantee them the right attitude in making decisions and ownership of the contents of them to proper use of medication. The education level and more accurate vision were described as important personal characteristics to read and interpret a bull and analyzed as justifications for lack of interest in the material. It was also observed that, for the subjects, large print and clearer information and lean key points noted in the constitution of a bull in order to make it an ideal mechanism guiding therapy. Therefore, it was suggested more effort of public agencies guiding public policy in the area and more active attitude as a citizen by the drug user.