Revista Cubana de Enfermería
versão On-line ISSN 1561-2961
ROQUE VARGAS, Roberto et al. Rapprochement to knowledge of adverse processes in antiretroviral therapy. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.1, pp. 42-56. ISSN 1561-2961.
There are risks inherent in the pharmacotherapy, well-known or not, associated with the therapeutic use of drugs, prescribed or not. An experimental study was conducted on educational intervention in HIV/AIDS persons from the "Giraldo Aponte Fonseca" Polyclinic of the Guamá municipality, Santiago de Cuba province from September to December, 2009 to strength the knowledges of this type of patients under antiretroviral treatment on Drug Adverse Reactions. The universe-sample included all the HIV-persons (14) under antiretroviral treatment. For research, study was divided into three stages: diagnosis, intervention and assessment, also interesting variables were analyzed including: age, sex, knowledges of Drugs Adverse Reactions, how to take drugs and adverse reactions and undesirable effects when they take the antiretroviral drugs. Data obtained were processed by manual method using a calculator and results are showed in statistical tables using the percentage as summary unit. There was predominance of 35-30 age group and female sex. We conclude proposing that it was possible to strength the knowledges in drug adverse reactions present at moment of antiretroviral administration, as well as its undesirable effects.
Palavras-chave : Drug adverse reactions; drugs; antiretroviral; HIV patients.