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Child with chronic illness in poverty context: identification of social vulnerability

Grant number: 10/16058-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2010
Effective date (End): November 30, 2011
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Pediatric Nursing
Principal Investigator:Giselle Dupas
Grantee:Hana Bechara
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The aim of this study is to realize a quantitative survey about the appearance of chronic illnesses in children that live in the area included for a determined Unit of Family´s Health of the São Carlos city in São Paulo, Brazil. The population in question was identified as being characterized for the index of vulnerability 5 (São Paulo Index of Social Vulnerability - the IPVS). It´s necessary to identify the health situation these carrying children with chronic illness to understand its relations with other factors as, for example, the poverty influence in the assistance/care process of children and interference in the daily family life. It´s observed, in this context, the importance to know these variables in the process of treatment of the chronic illnesses in childhood. For then, it will be used of semi-structured questionnaire with intention to know the families and their related dynamic to the given care the children in the displayed situation. It´s hoped with study, offer subsidies to public policies aimed at health care and social can be produced by restructuring the service and seeking improvements in health care management. (AU)

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