Creation and Validation of an Educational Booklet on the Hypertensive Pregnancy Syndrome

  • Lia Maristela da Silva Jacob Specialist in Obstetrical Nursing, School of Public Health of Ceará. Master of Public Health, University of Fortaleza. Ph.D. in Health Sciences from the Nursing School at the State University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Daniela Gardano Bucharles Mont’Alverne Specialist in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy, Heart Institute of Medicine School of the University of São Paulo. Doctor of Sciences in the area of Pneumology Concentration, University of São Paulo. Professor in Physiotherapy Course of the Federal University of Ceará. Coordinator of the University Hospital Rehabilitation Unit Walter Cantídio (UFC - EBSERH Branch), Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Joselany Áfio Caetano Master and Ph.D. in Nursing, Federal University of Ceará. Associated Professor I in Nursing Program, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Maria Albertina Rocha Diógenes Master of Community Health and Ph.D. in Nursing from the Federal University of Ceará. Adjunct Professor I in Nursing Course, University of Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
  • Antonieta Keiko Kakuda Shimo
  • Ana Maria Martins Pereira Master in Public Health. Professor at the Nursing Undergraduate Program, Faculty Earth Northeast. Assistance nurse at the Center of Normal Birth. Maracanau, Ceara, Brazil.
  • Reginaldo Roque Mafetoni Master and Ph.D. in Health Sciences from the Nursing School at the State University of Campinas. Professor of Graduate Nursing at the University of São Paulo, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Cláudia Jeane Lopes Pimenta Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil.


Objective: To develop and validate an educational booklet about gestational hypertension syndrome.

Method: methodological research divided into five stages: focus groups with pregnant women about gestational hypertension syndrome; literature review; construction and validation of a booklet on gestational hypertensive syndrome; preparation of texts; consulting with a graphic designer to create the figures/illustrations. The validation of the booklet has been done by the analysis of nine expert judges on the subject and 30 pregnant women, selected by convenience.

Results: regarding the content validity index, it was higher in all the aspects, higher than 0.9. It was verified high level of agreement between the judges and pregnant women, in the appearance aspect of the booklet on five topics.

Conclusion: the material is effective both in the technical aspects, as in the communication favor with the audience, reaching the understanding of participants in the prevention of hypertension syndrome.

Apr 6, 2016
How to Cite
JACOB, Lia Maristela da Silva et al. Creation and Validation of an Educational Booklet on the Hypertensive Pregnancy Syndrome. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, apr. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 sep. 2021. doi:
Obstetrics & Gynecology


Gestational Hypertension. Validation Studies. Teaching Materials.

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