Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3194
GONZALEZ UNGO, Eddy Llobany; PENA ABRAHAM, Migdalia de las Mercedes; ROMERO DIAZ, Carlos y VALLADARES HERNANDEZ, Martha. A proposal of a preventive strategy for bronchial asthma. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.1, pp. 205-219. ISSN 1561-3194.
Bronchial Asthma is a chronic disease with multifactorial inheritance that constitutes a health problem all over the world, having an increasing morbidity and mortality rate. Aimed at suggesting a strategy for the prevention of this disease an epidemiological, analytical and cross-sectional research (about bronchial asthma and twins) was conducted and included as a part of the program for the development of Medical Genetics in Cuba, Pinar del Rio municipality (Cuba). This research allowed making a clinical-epidemiological and genealogical characterization of this disease, with at least one member affected as well as to identify that genetic factors contribute with 72% of the disease origin in this environment, determining it by means of the studies of concordance and inheritance; taking into consideration that the majority of the twins share the same environment. During the research a Health Strategy was created aimed at preventing and improving the quality of life of people who suffer from Bronchial Asthma, supported on the resources of the Cuban Health System and the organization of the society.
Palabras llave : ASTHMA; prevention; RESPIRATORY TRACT DESEASES; TWINS; STRATEGY.