Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versión ISSN 1025-0255
ESTRADA RODRIGUEZ, Janice et al. Educational strategy for the prevention of parasitism in pediatric ages. AMC [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.1, pp. 1-11. ISSN 1025-0255.
Background: among infectious diseases, those produced by parasites constitute a medical-social problem that not only affects to underdeveloped countries but to countries of high economic development. Objective: to elevate the knowledge level on control measures in parasitism. Method: an educational intervention study was carried out, which was applied to a group of mothers in the doctor´s office #4 at the Ignacio Agramonte Polyclinic, of Camagüey Municipality from September to December 2009. The universe was constituted by 58 mothers and the sample remain conformed by 26 to those were applied a survey with different variables and knowledge aspects before and after the intervention. Results: the majority of mothers had good socioeconomic level (69,2) and (65,3), oxyuriasis was the parasite most suffered in their children (61,5), before the strategy a reduced number of mothers recognized intestinal gases and hives like symptoms and signs, none of them identified the sibilant respiration. After the intervention the 100% of mothers recognized hands, fruits, and vegetables washing, to boil or chlorinate water, to avoid overflow of pits and drainages, besides protecting foods of dirtinesses. Conclusions: intervention was satisfactory since it was achieved the biggest percent of mothers elevated their knowledge on the given topics.
Palabras llave : INTESTINAL DISEASES, PARASITIC [prevention and control]; COMMUNICABLE DISEASES; FOOD HYGIENE; INTERVENTION STUDIES; PEDIATRICS.