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