Mothers Perception Of The Collective Monitoring On The Child Growth And Development

  • Polyanna Keitte Fernandes Gurgel Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Akemi Iwata Monteiro Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Maria Isabel da Conceição Dias Fernandes UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO NORTE
  • Paula Fernanda Brandão Batista Dos Santos Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

Abstract

Background: Child´s Growth and Collective Development Monitoring is a practice that involves low-cost and high-efficiency technologies, based on the prerogative of health promotion. This study aims to describe the mothers´ perception about the collective monitoring of child growth and development.


Method: This is a descriptive research with a qualitative approach, carried out with 13 mothers, through semi-structured interviews and participant observation. Data analysis was the technique of content analysis proposed by Bardin.


Results: From the data analysis, two categories emerged: “The exchange of experiences and the autonomy of the subjects from the health promotion model”, where it was identified that the collective monitoring of child growth and development is a time favoring the approach between professionals and patients by motivating family participation by the emphasis on health promotion actions; and “The ability to recognize the reality and identify the difficulties” that indicated the change in care practice by professionals as a difficult task, but of great importance for health care.


Conclusion: The mothers´ perception about the collective monitoring is directed at the health promotion model, being observed greater involvement among the participants in the consultations, bond, and autonomy.

Published
Jan 24, 2017
How to Cite
FERNANDES GURGEL, Polyanna Keitte et al. Mothers Perception Of The Collective Monitoring On The Child Growth And Development. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, jan. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2057>. Date accessed: 24 may 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2261.
Section
Primary Care