Título: Estratégias de Coping (EC) e Adesão ao tratamento farmacológico (ATF) na Doença Coronária Isquémica (DCI).
Introdução: A DCI constitui a segunda causa de morte em Portugal. A não adesão ao tratamento é considerada uma das principais razões para a obtenção de resultados clínicos insatisfatórios. Torna-se pertinente estudar factores que possam influenciar a adesão, nomeadamente o Coping, no sentido de a melhorar.
Objectivos: Descrever o perfil sociodemográfico e de saúde do doente com DCI; Relacionar as variáveis: sociodemográficas, Stress e Esquema terapêutico complicado com as EC; Relacionar as EC com a ATF.
Metodologia: Estudo não-experimental, quantitativo, transversal, descritivo e correlacional, desenvolvido no Centro Hospitalar Cova da Beira. Amostra probabilística por acessibilidade, constituída por 110 indivíduos (68,2% homens, 31,8% mulheres; idade média=66,3 anos, dp=9,78 anos) com diagnóstico de DCI. Questionário que inclui questões para caracterização sociodemográfica e de saúde; Versão portuguesa do Teste de Medida de Adesão aos Tratamentos e do Questionário Brief COPE.
Resultados: As variáveis analisadas influenciam a adopção de várias EC (p<0,05). Não foi determinada uma correlação estatisticamente significativa entre as EC e a ATF nos doentes com DCI (p-value>0...
STUDY OBJECTIVE—EURALIM (EURope ALIMentation), a European collaborative study, aimed to determine and describe the extent to which European data on risk factor distributions from different populations could be pooled and harmonised in a common database for international comparisons. SETTING—Seven independent population-based surveys from six European countries (France, Italy, Northern Ireland/United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands). METHODS—Data for 18 381 women and 12 908 men aged 40-59 were pooled in a common database. Central statistical analyses on major cardiovascular risk factors were conducted with careful consideration of methodological issues, including differences in study designs, data assessment tools, and analytic techniques used. MAIN RESULTS—Because of the detected variability among methods used, direct comparisons of risk factor distributions and prevalences between studies were problematic. None the less, comparisons of within population contrasts by sex, age group, and other health determinants were considered to be meaningful and apt, as illustrated here for obesity. Results were targeted and disseminated to both the general public and public health professionals and framed in the context of a European information campaign. CONCLUSIONS—International and national comparisons between existing locally run studies are feasible and useful...
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