Enfrentamento de problemas que impactam na saúde de uma comunidade socialmente vulnerável sob a ótica dos moradores

Translated title of the contribution: Coping with problems that impact on the health of a socially vulnerable community from the residents' perspective

Izautina Vasconcelos de Sousa, Christina César Praça Brasil, Raimunda Magalhães da Silva, Dayse Paixão E. Vasconcelos, José Eurico de Vasconcelos Filho, Timoty Joseph Finan, Ilana Nogueira Bezerra, Cleoneide Paulo Oliveira Pinheiro

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This 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 Dendê 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.

Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)1647-1656
Number of pages10
JournalCiencia & saude coletiva
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 30 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Sousa, I. V. D., Brasil, C. C. P., Silva, R. M. D., Vasconcelos, D. P. E., Vasconcelos Filho, J. E. D., Finan, T. J., Bezerra, I. N., & Pinheiro, C. P. O. (2019). Enfrentamento de problemas que impactam na saúde de uma comunidade socialmente vulnerável sob a ótica dos moradores. Ciencia & saude coletiva, 24(5), 1647-1656. https://doi.org/10.1590/1413-81232018245.04392019