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PEREZ RODRIGUEZ, Arnoldo et al. Training on diabetes mellitus to families of affected people from a people’s council. MEDISAN [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.3, pp.287-294. ISSN 1029-3019.

An educational intervention in 60 relatives -- selected by means of a non probabilistic sampling by convenience -- of first grade diabetic patients, belonging to a people’s council in the health area of "28 de Septiembre" Teaching Polycinic in Santiago de Cuba, was carried out from May, 2014 to the same month in 2015, aimed at qualifying them with knowledge on the disease.  The investigation consisted of 3 stages: the diagnostic stage, in which the previous knowledge on the different topics were evaluated, that of intervention that had 6 sessions of classes, and that of evaluation, in which the same survey was repeated 6 months later; also,  the percentage as summary measure and the McNemar test for the statistical validation were used.  Finally, with the intervention it was possible to prepare the relatives with the necessary knowledge to support the patients and achieve a higher family life quality

Keywords : diabetes mellitus; training; health education; family health; primary health care.

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