[Maternal/familiar knowledge in relation to care provided to sick children].

Abstract

Improving family and community practices is one of the components of the strategy Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). Considering that In Brazil, IMCI is being implemented in the context of Family Health Program (PSF), the objective of this study was to identify maternal knowledge in relation to care provided to child with respiratory disease or diarrhea in two health units with different assistance models, with PSF and without PSF The results showed that the level of maternal/familiar knowledge were similar in both assistance models. Under a scientific point of view, the mothers/families showed overshot knowledge in relation to care provided to child with diarrhea. The finding show that mother and caretaker communication need to improve, even health units with PSF.

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@article{Prado2006MaternalfamiliarKI, title={[Maternal/familiar knowledge in relation to care provided to sick children].}, author={S{\^o}nia Regina Leite de Almeida Prado and Elizabeth Fujimori}, journal={Revista brasileira de enfermagem}, year={2006}, volume={59 4}, pages={492-6} }