Maria Lúcia Duarte Pereira

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This descriptive-reflexive study reflects on the importance of ethics in human care and its relation with HIV/AIDS patients, identifying the main concepts of ethics in human care and ethics in care for HIV/AIDS patients. Considering the clear need for care nowadays, current ideas present care as the human essence which is present in ethics. The emergence of(More)
The research objectives were to describe the knowledge about the transmission of HIV/AIDS, analyze the sexual behavior and attitudes towards condom use among adolescents. Exploratory survey conducted in 2009 with 234 students of a school in Fortaleza, Brazil. We used semi - structured questionnaire and Likert Scale. The results showed that 46.6% of the(More)
Results: It was reported 779 cases of hepatitis B and 756 of hepatitis C. Regarding the HBV, 69.7% were male, 77.5% of brown color, and a median age of 36 years. Regarding risk factors, there was highlight for sexual practice and number of sex partners (p = 0.001), blood transfusion (p = 0.011) and use of tattoo/piercing (p = 0.011). As for HCV, 57.7% were(More)
The objective of this investigation was to identify how adolescents structure the social representations of sexual intercourse and use of condoms. Exploratory and descriptive research was conducted with a convenience sample consisting of 234 students of a public secondary school in Fortaleza-CE, Brazil, between July 2009 and April 2010. Data were collected(More)
The objective of this study was to analyze the structure for the management of pain in patients with AIDS in a reference hospital in Fortaleza, Brazil. This is a descriptive study with a qualitative approach, developed in 2010. Twenty interviews were performed with health care professionals (physicians and nurses), and analyzed according to the methodology(More)
Method: The purpose of this study was to analyze how the social consequences of leprosy affect people carrying the disease. A multimethod approach was used, based on the Theory of Social Representations. A total of 100 subjects participated in this study (50 males and 50 females). Data were analyzed using the following software: SPSS (to assess social,(More)
This study focuses on the drafting and development of a public health program aimed at strategies to integrate health activities and the school curriculum. The program is based on three main lines of activity: full health care for schoolchildren, with special emphasis on the public school system; training of personnel in the fields of health and education(More)
This study aimed to understand the meaning of being with AIDS among HIV/AIDS mothers. It looks for to identify the emotions and the way of cope with the situation as a mother has a healthy son. This study was conducted based on the Social Representations Theory. The findings showed "to be mother" and "to have AIDS" represented as a process that does not(More)
From February to October 1998, the contamination of public squares of Campo Grande, MS, Brazil, by eggs of Toxocara and Ancylostoma was evaluated in dog fecal samples. Out of the 74 public parks examined, 42 (56.8%) were found to be contaminated with Ancylostoma eggs, 8 (10.8%) with Toxocara eggs and 7 (9.5%) with both.