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MENDEZ GALVEZ, Lázara et al. Blood pressure in overweight adolescents and its resilience to the disease. EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2021, vol.13, n.4, pp.6-22.  Epub Dec 31, 2021. ISSN 2077-2874.


morbidity due to hypertension and excess weight in adolescence constitute a health problem, so the basic health team and the family play an important role to face this challenge in the community.


to design an upgrading course to improve Basic Health Teams (BHT) on resilience to hypertension in overweight adolescents.


an intervention study was carried out from September to December 2019 at the Chiqui Gómez Lubián University polyclinic in Santa Clara. Villa Clara.

Theoretical methods were used: analysis-synthesis and inductive-deductive; empirical ones: documentary analysis, nominal group and the criteria of specialists for the evaluation of the designed product.


the training was designed in the face-to-face modality with four weeks duration, it consists of five general topics with some specific aspects and it is conceived according to learning needs depending on the work activity of performance (doctor or nurse). Several didactic principles and different evaluative modalities were applied to verify the apprehension of the contents, and the linking of theory with practice as a didactic strategy was strengthened.


the designed course meets the didactic requirements, it´s pertinent, feasible and has an adequate scientific and methodological treatment in its topics according to the criteria of the specialists consulted.

Keywords : adolescent health services; hypertension; inservice training; education, medical.

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