Category: Ape

Mobile technology application facilitates data collection for health professionals

Study developed a mobile technology application to collect data from health professionals in the Family Health Strategy Program to investigate the time and movement/mobility involved in performing care interventions/activities. The application potentialized data collection, facilitating the stages of data registration and storage, maintenance of information integrity, data transmission and storage, information organization and processing, and a greater security in the analysis of results. Read More →

Young homosexual and bisexual men who were victims of violence have higher vulnerability to HIV

A study conducted with young homosexual and bisexual men who experienced repeated aggression situations throughout childhood and adolescence indicated increased vulnerability to HIV infection. Different forms of violence can cause preconditions that favor the non-use of sexual protection in this population. Read More →

Barriers to physical activity practice by overweight women during leisure time

A study on factors related to physical inactivity was conducted at the Federal University of Bahia, where the authors found disturbing levels of physical inactivity in overweight women during their leisure time. The individual characteristics and environmental factors were considered the main reasons for these results. Read More →

Thematic blogs on the loss of a child — a strategy to deal with maternal grief

Scientists of the Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Loss and Grief (NIPPEL, which is linked to the School of Nursing, University of Sao Paulo), concluded that the internet can help mothers who lost their children to elaborate their grief. The reason is that expression and validation of mourning in blogs can contribute for mothers to develop coping strategies, while they deal with stressors related to loss and death. Read More →

Complications in patients submitted to neurosurgical procedures

Neurosurgical procedures are often performed in an elective mode or in urgency or emergency situations. In the postoperative period, the patients perform in general intensive care or neurological units, or even in hospital admission units. Despite the care provided in the postoperative period, patients can present systemic or neurological complications, impacting hospitalization time as well as hospital cost and mortality. Read More →

Pregnant women modify the labor progress when use warm bath and Swiss ball

Research demonstrates the use of warm shower and perineal exercises with Swiss ball alone or combined during labor improves fetal well-being, stimulates uterine contractions, reduces labor time and accelerates progression to outcome in normal birth. Read More →

How is breastfeeding of indigenous children?

A research has examined the breastfeeding of indigenous children from zero to two years old and the factors associated with weaning. Data were collected in the households of three indigenous groups in two cities of the West Brazilian Amazon. The prevalence of breastfeeding is below the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and in order to change this situation, it is necessary to include indigenous leaders and public policies to promote breastfeeding. Read More →

Research improves the practice of environmentally sustainable actions in the medication process in hospitals

Researchers from the Studies and Research Group in Health Services Administration and Nursing Management from The Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) have developed studies to improve the practice of sustainable actions from an environmental point of view in hospitals. A recent doctoral thesis study carried out by researcher of the UNIFESP and member of the group, analyzed the sustainable actions taken by the nursing staff of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) during the medication process and proposed interventions to improve environmental sustainability in a large hospital located in São Paulo – Brazil. The article was published in full in the journal Acta Paulista de Enfermagem. Read More →