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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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SOUZA, Pâmella Batista de; BATISTA, Ana Priscila  and  TONI, Caroline Guisantes de Salvo. Evaluation of a preventive psycho-educational program for baby caregivers. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2020, vol.12, n.2, pp. 45-57. ISSN 2177-093X.

Preventive health programs seek to act at lower costs and achieve positive long-term effects. This article evaluated an orientation program for caregivers of infants, focusing on positive interaction and prevention of maltreatment. Fifty caregivers participated, who answered a questionnaire, applied before and after participating in the program. The data were analyzed with Statistical Package for the Social Sciences 18.0 (SPSS), where the normality of the data was verified and the Wilcoxon test was used. Among the 27 questions, 15 had statistically significant differences about the conceptions of proper practices. The questions that did not show significant differences were related to the care that the caregivers might have already performed. The results show that the program was effective in its goal of acting as primary prevention and bringing relevant information on the subject to a broad audience.

Keywords : primary prevention; Psychology; health promotion.

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