Construction of an educational booklet for elderly hypertensive patients: nursing contributions
Objective: To develop an educational booklet for elderly hypertensive patients. Method: This is a methodological study to building an educational booklet with guidance on control and management of High Blood Pressure facing the elderly. The construction of the booklet took place between September and October 2015 and took place in two stages: literature; and the manufacture of printed educational technology. Results: The booklet entitled "Knowing better Hypertension" was contextualized with easy to understand information composed of 15 illustrated pages and organized in a way which covers the main approaches to high pressure, dynamic and self-explanatory way, to leave clearer and to understand for the aged. Conclusion: The main purpose of the construction of this booklet was to increase the potential of the elderly to promote their health, and ensure a better understanding of the issues surrounding hypertension.
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