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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

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HERNANDEZ CORTINA, Abdul; LOPEZ REBOLLEDO, Miladis  and  CABALLERO MUNOZ, Erika. Design of a psycho-educational program for the care of genital herpes simplex. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.2, pp.171-177. ISSN 0864-0319.

Introduction: In Cuba a high incidence and prevalence of genital herpes simplex is reported. However, nurses and pollters have not available a methodological means for the care of these patients in Primary Health Care. Objectives: Thus, authors conducted an study that is in keeping with to a project of development to design a psycho-educational program to decrease the risk in sexual health and the psychosocial problems of patients clinically diagnosed with genital herpes simplex. Methods: For design of above mentioned program the three stages of the Giordan form were used. In this sense, a phenomenology study was conducted in 8 patients diagnosed with genital herpes simplex, to determine the needs of learning submitting to expert's criteria to establish the objectives, methods and contents of psycho-educational program. Results: The program included six sessions aimed to decrease the psychosocial problems, to increase the self-effectiveness in the use of condom, the knowledge on disease, a safe intercourse and the efficiency to communicate the disease. Conclusions: A psycho-educational program was designed incorporating five key features (psychological problems, knowledges on disease, use of condom, safe intercourse and developing of disease).

Keywords : Psycho-educational program; genital herpes simplex; nurse; pollster; sexual communicable infections.

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