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Revista Cubana de Farmacia

Print version ISSN 0034-7515On-line version ISSN 1561-2988


SEDENO ARGILAGOS, Caridad et al. Museum of Havanan Pharmacy and of third age: a an appointment with pharmaceutical heritage and with susbjects on health education. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2010, vol.44, n.4, pp.570-577. ISSN 0034-7515.

The Havana Pharmacy Musseum is an institution bringing togheter and exposes valuable historical heritages of pharmaceutical profession of XIX and XX centuries. It is sponsored by the Cultural Heritages Management from the Office of the Havana City Historian and it is annexed as part of the Third Age Care Program. Among the habitual spaces is the weekle meeting with elderlies from diverse grandparents circles from all capital municipalities of the. The sociocultural program organized in these habitual meetings starts qith a social breakfast allowing the intergroup indentification and exchange. Then, there is an integral visit to house-museum directed by a specialist of the institution and the program conclude with cultural, historical, interactive talks related to Pharmacy. During 2009 and with a montly frequency in the interctive program was included the subject on health education and the significance of the treatment adherence prescribed to achieve a good quality of life in third age. In the 10 meetings participate 187 elderlies from 7 Havana capital municipalities. Participants were in good psychosocial conditions demonstratiang independence, communitation and expression abilities in the debate at the end of the talk. Among participants there was predominance of female sex and the 46% was in 60-69 age groups. Chronic diseases prevailing were the high blood pressure and the diabetes mellitus. There was a low level of self-medication. Meetings finished with the participaton of all participants who recounted their social ,recreational and participatory experiences in the programs carried out in their respective municipal grandparents circles.

Keywords : Health education; tratment adherence; third age.

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