Perception Regarding the Oral Health and Premature Birth among Members of Staff of FHS and Pregnant women

Sarah Midiã Borges CORREIA, João Luiz Gurgel Calvet SILVEIRA

Abstract


Objective: this study describes the perception about the relationship between oral health and premature obstetric labor, as well as the professional conduct of physicians and dentists, including pregnant women in a Public Health System (SUS) service.
Methods: qualitative approach in applying interview structured way and their subsequent transcription, involving 15 participating, being: three doctors, three dentists and nine pregnant women from three units of Family Health Strategy (FHS) of the Blumenau-SC. The research was approved in the Committee of Ethics in Human Research (110/09). Rank of analysis found: 1) Health theme) concept of the World Health Organization (WHO); b) absence of disease; c) labor capacity; 2) Oral health: general health-related; b) aesthetics; 3) Relationship between oral health and pregnancy: a) admit; b) do not admit.
Results: the) physicians and dentists acknowledge the systemic relationship of oral health and your risk for pregnancy; b) value the holistic health and multi professional work process; c) pregnant women represent oral health as aesthetic and do not recognize properly the relationship between oral health and pregnancy or risk of premature birth) were found contradictions between what women claimed and what they did in practice as guidelines for their respective dentists.
Conclusion: health professionals recognize the systemic relationship of oral health and its possible impact on pregnancy. Pregnant women need to know better the relationship between oral health and pregnancy and improve their concept of oral health for a self care most appropriate. There is a gap between the perceptions of oral health and its implications in gestation among professionals and pregnant women.

Keywords


gestantes; parto prematuro; saúde bucal; profissionais da saúde.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4034/pboci.v11i3.903

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