Terapia Comunitária Integrativa como instrumento de integração, empoderamento e autocuidado de usuários de uma Associação de Diabéticos

Angelina Vasconcellos de Chazarreta, Oscar Kenji Nihei, Sâmia Ferreira Leite, Claudio Marlon da Silva, Hulyana Pereira Pardinho, Etielle Talita Ribeiro Aguiar, Terezinha Zagotta Machado Pinezi, Walfrido Kühl Svoboda
2020 Temas em Educação e Saúde  
The study aimed to analyze the possible effects of the Integrative Community Therapy (ICT) on the self-care of users of Diabetic Association of Foz do Iguaçu-PR (ADIFI) to control diabetes mellitus. Descriptive and quasi-experimental design research. Where the effects of ICT were analyzed on the participants' self-care and on their clinical parameters (glycemia, blood pressure), before and after a consecutive interval of ICT circles. The paired t-test and linear regression were applied.
more » ... re applied. Research period: 15/05/19 to 11/03/20. As a result, there was an improvement in glycemia and systolic pressure, possibly a consequence of changes in the participants' habits, indicating greater self-care for coping with this chronic disease. It is inferred that health education, developed at ADIFI, may also be positively influencing their quality of life. It is concluded that the ICT reunions helped in the acquisition of greater resilience, self-care and integration of the participants.
doi:10.26673/tes.v16iesp.1.14315 fatcat:b2pcsgi5hvegnko3goxi264ve4