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Temas em Psicologia

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SILVA, Mariana Luíza Becker da  and  BOUSFIELD, Andréa Barbará da Silva. Social representations of arterial hypertension. Temas psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.3, pp. 895-909. ISSN 1413-389X.

Arterial hypertersion is responsible by significant number of death. The control can be medicinal or/and for healthy habits, which represent one of the principal difficults, for as much us the evolvement with health's idea. With this, catch a glimpse of the importance of Social Representation Theory, so is possible to know the facilities and difficulties in the treatment, plan interventions in the formulation of public politics. The aim was identify the social representation of arterial hypertension and your treatment for people with this diagnosis. Participated 20 residents in Florianópolis, 10 men, with on an average 54 and 9 months years old (SD = 7 years and 10 months). Realized interviews in depth and the material was submited the three hierarchic analysis descendants (CHD), by software IRAMUTEQ. One relacionated the hypertasion, treatment and other joing the two tematics. In the first analysis appeareded the causes, preocupations, symptons, routine and process of the discovery. In the second, appeareded reports about the purchase of the medicine, importance, advantages and disadventages of the treatment, alimentation, preocupation and routine. In last perceive the contents mentionated before and the interlacing of the hypertersion, how disease and your treatment. We can affirmed that treatment and disease interrelate.

Keywords : Social representations; arterial hypertension; treatment.

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