Revista Médica Electrónica
versión On-line ISSN 1684-1824
FERNANDEZ ARENAS, Carmen; GUERRA CASTRO, Myra M y SOLER CARDENAS, Silvio F. Educative strategy to manage knowledge on ectopic pregnancy at the primary health care level. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1684-1824.
The incidence of ectopic pregnancy has increased around the world during the last decades, including Cuba, causing morbimortality in young women, and constituting an investigative question . We propose an educative investigation strategy to contribute to the management of knowledge on ectopic pregnancy at the primary health care level. A prospective descriptive study was conducted from 2004 to 2007, on the inpatients suspected of ectopic pregnancy at Teaching Gyneco-obstetric Hospital of Matanzas “Dr. Julio Alfonso Medina”, to determine the entity´s behavior through operational variables like: age, diagnosis and treatment and clinical forms; in patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria, data were processed using the statistical packet SPSS for Windows Version 11.5. The incidence of the ectopic pregnancy leveled up to 34,2 per thousand children born alive, being higher in the 25-34 years-old group (54.8 %), the 80.3 % was lately diagnosed and there was a predominance of the complicated clinical form (59 %), motivating 87.2 % of the salpingectomies carried out. There are difficulties with the precocious diagnosis and on-time referring of the patients suspected of the entity in primary health care. We propose designing a Web site on the Ectopic Pregnancy theme, based on the Communication and Information Technologies, to improve the qualification of the interns and physicians of Integral General Medicine al the Primary Health Care level, where there is a Teaching Policlinic.
Palabras llave : PREGNANCY,ECTOPIC [diagnosis]; PREGNANCY,ECTOPIC [epidemiology]; PREGNANCY,ECTOPIC [surgery]; KNOWLEDGE MAGNAGEMENT FOR HEALTH RESEARCH; PRIMARY HEALTH CARE; INTERNET; HUMANS; FEMALE; ADULT; PREGNANCY.