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Revista Costarricense de Salud Pública

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GUEVARA FRANCESA, Giancarlo  and  SOLIS CORDERO, Katherine. Domiciliary attention: a space for acquiring and modifying health practices. Rev. costarric. salud pública [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.2, pp.163-180. ISSN 1409-1429.

The home visit by the Technical Assistant Primary Care (ATAPS), is one of the main tools of the Primary Care Strategy developed in Costa Rica; seeking to bring health services to the housing, reporting a sobe Families Topics improve its health practices. The objective of esta research is to determine the knowledge and the change in the lifestyles that people do after the visit of ATAPS. The methodology was qualitative choice. To collect the data is applied a depth Interviews To the users visited and UN focal group was made with the ATAPS. For the Analysis of Data Analysis categories established under the methodology of grounded theory. The director Related to the acquisition of knowledge category was the "Health education", where a mayor affinity of the population identified toward topics like dengue, vaccination, hand washing, vaginal cytology and healthy eating Prevalence UN and additional The Housewife in the share of this activity, which ultimately limits the Transferability of cabbage Information other members. The participants said that the topics covered allow them to refresh knowledge and keep updated, reaffirming the importance of the topics addressed by the ATAPS. With regard to the modification of practices, most of the personalities expressed Changes Healthy Lifestyles and older para facilities Access to Health Services.

Keywords : Primary-Health-Care; CommunityHealth-Nursing; Public-Health; Home-visit; Allied-Health-Personnel; Health-KnowledgeAttitudes-Practice.

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