Maria da Graça Garcia Andrade

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OBJECTIVE To identify the factors associated with domestic violence against pregnant women. METHODS Interviews were conducted with 1,379 pregnant women undergoing antenatal care in basic health care units of the Brazilian Health System, within the municipality of Campinas (Southeastern Brazil). A structured questionnaire on domestic violence, validated in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the knowledge, attitude and perception of medical students prior to and after a training course about epilepsy. METHODS We used a KAP questionnaire with sixty-one questions which assesses knowledge, attitude and practice of epilepsy. Questionnaires were completed by 185 medical students, before and after epilepsy training. We compared(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the epidemiological characteristics of drug-related toxic events in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS A descriptive epidemiological case series study was conducted. Using the category "drug-related toxic event", 6,673 registered cases were analyzed in the Toxicology Centers in the State of São Paulo throughout 1998. The variables(More)
This study sought to compare the perception of domestic violence of women, victims of this kind of violence, with the perception of pregnant women, victims or not of domestic violence, as well as to search for elements allowing for the planning and execution of a cohort study on domestic violence among pregnant women. A qualitative exploratory research was(More)
This study considers the possibility of expanding the roles of the local health care system to respond to demands by the population. Focusing on the problem of cervical cancer, the study evaluated the results obtained by a preventive program conducted in a municipal health system with the objective of evaluating its case-resolving capacity and patient(More)
The enhancement of primary healthcare has been a core strategy for the empowerment of the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS). Recent guidelines issued by OPAS and the Ministry of Health highlight the role it has played as a thematic communication network center, a regulating agent for the access and use of services required for comprehensive healthcare.(More)
OBJECTIVE to analyze risk factors for cardiovascular disease in prison institution staff. METHODS this was a cross-sectional study with a sample of 127 staff of both sexes; prevalence ratios (PR) were estimated adjusted for age and education, as were the respective 95% confidence intervals (95%CI). RESULTS higher proportions of waist circumference(More)
This paper discusses part of the results obtained from a study carried out in two cities of the so-called ABCD Paulista Region in the period 2010-2012, in an attempt to spot the existence of non-state regulatory rationale towards access and consumption of health care services. The first stage includes interviews carried out with strategic stakeholders(More)
This study aimed to characterize which regulatory logics (other than government regulation) result in healthcare output, using a two-stage qualitative study in two municipalities in the ABCD Paulista region in São Paulo State, Brazil. The first stage included interviews with strategic actors (managers and policymakers) and key health professionals. The(More)
In Brazil, in 2012, 6.4% of the prison population was made up of women. The aim of the study was to verify the coverage of the Pap smear according to sociodemographic characteristics and health problems reported among incarcerated women. Cross-sectional study conducted from August 2012 to July 2013, considering the records of 702 inmates aged between 25 and(More)
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