Coping with problems that impact on the health of a socially vulnerable community from the residents' perspective
AuthorSousa, Izautina Vasconcelos de
Brasil, Christina César Praça
Silva, Raimunda Magalhães da
Vasconcelos, Dayse Paixão E
Vasconcelos Filho, José Eurico de
Finan, Timoty Joseph
Bezerra, Ilana Nogueira
Pinheiro, Cleoneide Paulo Oliveira
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CitationSousa, I. V. D., Brasil, C. C. P., Silva, R. M. D., Vasconcelos, D. P., Vasconcelos Filho, J. E. D., Finan, T. J., ... & Pinheiro, C. P. O. (2019). Coping with problems that impact on the health of a socially vulnerable community from the residents' perspective. Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, 24, 1647-1656.
JournalCIENCIA & SAUDE COLETIVA
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AbstractThis research aims to identify the strategies adopted by dwellers of a socially vulnerable community, characterized by social and economic inequality, to address the problems that interfere in the health conditions. A participant investigation anchored in hermeneutics was conducted through participatory diagnosis, with 31 residents of the Dende community, who were called vital informants. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews, street walking and focus groups. WebQDA software was adopted to support data analysis, based on content analysis in the thematic modality, which resulted in the following categories: "individual or small group actions", "partnerships between residents and social organizations" and "partnerships with public and private sectors". We considered that the condition of vulnerability motivated by a diversity of social determinants generates negative impacts on health, requiring planning and implementation of policies and actions geared to people's well-being. This reflects the relevance of the participatory diagnosis, which can be supported by people and Information and Communication Technologies to increase community participation in health promotion actions.
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