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Rev. ADM ; 79(3): 160-164, mayo-jun. 2022. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1378950

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Introducción: El personal de salud debe comprender que el paciente es la figura central en el proceso salud-enfermedad, por lo que, para pro- teger su salud y atender de manera eficaz la enfermedad, se debe partir desde los principios básicos de prevención. La frase «prevenir es mejor que curar¼ debe ser considerada una máxima en salud y una metodología para atender enfermedades desde factores de riesgo, hacer partícipe a los pacientes y a la población en general a llevar a cabo estilos de vida saludables, con actividades preventivas que incrementen su importancia en la atención médica. Conclusiones: La prevención cuaternaria es una forma nueva para llamar al viejo principio de la medicina «lo primero es no hacer daño¼, que da origen al principio bioético de la no male- ficencia, este concepto se refiere a todas aquellas valoraciones que se deben hacer ante cualquier tipo de intervención diagnóstica, terapéutica y preventiva. Esto tiene especial importancia en la población sana, en la cual la prevención será siempre la mejor herramienta, pero se debe siempre tener presente la prevención cuaternaria (AU)


Introduction: Health personnel should understand that the patient is the central figure in the health-disease process and that to protect their health and effectively treat the disease starting from the basic principle of prevention. The phrase «prevention is better than cure¼ from being considered a maxim in health and a methodology to address diseases from risk factors, involving patients and the general population to carry out healthy lifestyles, with preventive activities that increase its importance in medical care. Conclusions: Quaternary prevention is a new way to call the old principle of medicine «first do no harm¼, which gives rise to the bioethical principle of non-maleficence, this concept refers to all those assessments that should be made before any type of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive intervention. This is especially important in the healthy population, in which prevention will always be the best tool, but quaternary prevention should always be kept in mind (AU)


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Humans , Preventive Dentistry/methods , Dental Health Services , Quaternary Prevention , Quality of Health Care , Health-Disease Process , Chronic Disease/prevention & control , Risk Factors , Ethics, Dental
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Article in Portuguese | LILACS, ColecionaSUS, CONASS, SES-GO | ID: biblio-1358408

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Introdução/Objetivos: A pesquisa apresenta como a Gestão da Informação (GI) é desenvolvida e qual a influência desta nas tomadas de decisão, relativas ao Planejamento Estratégico das ações e serviços a serem realizados, da Saúde Bucal da Estratégia de Saúde da Família (ESF) de Anápolis/GO. Metodologia: Para atingir tal objetivo foram analisados os seguintes processos: a coleta de dados pelos Cirurgiões-Dentistas, o processamento dos dados pelo Setor de Informação para a Atenção Básica (SISAB), e a formação e utilização dos indicadores pelos gestores. A investigação foi conduzida por meio de entrevistas à profissionais da assistência, da Tecnologia da Informação e da Coordenação da Saúde Bucal da ESF de Anápolis/GO; roteiros semiestruturados foram usados como instrumento de coleta de dados e a Análise de Conteúdo de Bardin1 como técnica de interpretação dos dados coletados. Resultados: Os resultados puderam identificar que a Saúde Bucal da ESF de Anápolis/GO não possui um processo institucionalizado de formação de indicadores de saúde, sendo que a maioria dos dados tem apenas função burocrática e financeira. Conclusões: Consequentemente, as decisões da gestão são automáticas e sem embasamento estatístico ou científico. Além disso, revelou-se a dualidade de sentimentos que é trabalhar na saúde pública brasileira, uma mistura de prazer e sofrimento. Outros estudos são necessários para acompanhar a mudança imposta pelo "Previne Brasil", já que a formação de indicadores de saúde passa a ser obrigatória para o recebimento de recursos financeiros.


Introduction/Objectives: The research presents how the Information Management (IM) is developed and its influence on the Anápolis/GO Family Health Strategy (FHS) Oral Health decisions making related to Strategic Planning. Methodology: To achieve this objective, it analyzed the following processes: the Dental Surgeons data collection, the data processing by the Primary Care Information Sector (SISAB), and the indicators formation and use by the managers. The investigation was conducted through interviews with Anápolis/GO FHS Oral Health care, information technology and coordination professionals; semi-structured questionnaires were used as data collection instrument and Bardin1. Content Analysis as collect data interpretation technique. Results: The results were able to identify that the Anápolis/GO FHS Oral Health does not have a health indicators formation institutionalized process and most of the data has only bureaucratic and financial function. Conclusions: Consequently, management decisions are automatic and without statistical or scientific basis. In addition, it was revealed the dual feeling While Working in Brazilian public health, a suffering and pleasure mixture. Further studies are needed to monitor the change imposed by "Previne Brasil", since the health indicators formation becomes mandatory for the financial resources receiving


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Humans , Health Status Indicators , National Health Strategies , Dental Health Services , Health Information Management , Dental Health Services/organization & administration , Electronic Health Records
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Braz. j. oral sci ; 20: e213587, jan.-dez. 2021. ilus
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1254537

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Aim: One of the main factors that play a pivotal role in the transmission of COVID-19 from human to human is saliva; according to the subject's importance, the present study aimed to evaluate the potential of transmission via the saliva of coronavirus disease. Methods: PubMed, ISI, Embase, Scopus, Medicine have been used until September 2020 to search for articles. Therefore, EndNote X9 used to manage electronic resources. A 95% confidence interval (CI) effect size, fixed effect model, Inverse-variance methods have been calculated. The positive rate of SARS-CoV2 assessed with meta analysis. To deal with potential heterogeneity, random effects were used, and I2 showed heterogeneity. I2 values above 50% signified moderate-to-high heterogeneity. The Meta-analysis has been evaluated with Stata/MP v.16 (the fastest version of Stata) statistical software. Results: According to the study's purpose, in the initial search with keywords, 19 articles were found, the full text of 3 studies was reviewed, and finally, three studies were selected. The positive rate of SARS-CoV2 was 86% (86%; 95% CI 67 %-100%). Conclusion: saliva can be a non-invasive specimen type for diagnosis of COVID-19. Dentists should be aware that saliva plays a major role in the transmission of COVID-19 from human to human, and failure to follow prevention protocols can contaminate them


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Saliva , Dental Health Services , COVID-19
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Rev. Bras. Saúde Mater. Infant. (Online) ; 21(4): 1143-1153, Oct.-Dec. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1360728

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Abstract Objectives: to relate the search for dental care during pregnancy to sociodemographic, gestational and dental characteristics. Methods: quantitative approach study with cross-sectional design carried out with high-risk pregnant women, from January to May 2018. Statistical analysis was performed using Pearson's chi-square association test and Fisher's exact test, followed by logistic regression analysis and odds ratio calculation. Results: the final sample was composed of 190 pregnant women and the guidance for seeking dental care was significantly related to issues related to Prenatal Dental Care, regarding safety (p = 0.025), effective search (p < 0.0001) and the Unit Basic Health Care as a place of assistance (p = 0.0018). Pregnant women who did not receive search guidance are 19.6 more likely to not seek this service (p <0.001), when they seek it without guidance, they have 6.3 more chances to seek private services (p = 0.014) and when they do not receive guidance, they are 4.5 more likely to not feel secure in relation to this assistance (p = 0.005). Conclusion: the guidance and encouragement provided by the health team is paramount in pregnant woman's decision to seek assistance, especially in the context of Primary Health Care, and is characterized as a strategic tool in reducing insecurities related to dental treatment during pregnancy.


Resumo Objetivos: relacionar a orientação de busca pelo atendimento odontológico durante a gestação com características sociodemográficas, gestacionais e odontológicas. Métodos: estudo de abordagem quantitativa com delineamento transversal realizado junto a gestantes de alto risco, no período de janeiro a maio de 2018. A análise estatística foi conduzida pelo teste de associação qui-quadrado de Pearson e teste exato de Fisher, seguida pela análise de regressão logística e cálculo da odds ratio. Resultados: a amostra final foi composta por 190 gestantes e a orientação de busca foi significativamente relacionada às questões relativas ao Pré-Natal Odontológico, quanto à segurança (p=0,025), à busca efetiva (p<0,001) e à Unidade Básica de Saúde como local da assistência (p=0,0018). Gestantes que não receberam orientação de busca apresentam 19,6 mais chances de não buscar este serviço (p<0,001), quando o buscam sem orientação dispõe de 6,3 mais chances de ser por serviços privados (p=0,014) e quando não recebem orientação têm 4,5 mais chances de não sentir segurança em relação a esta assistência (p=0,005). Conclusão: a orientação e o incentivo realizados pela equipe de saúde são primordiais na decisão da gestante em buscar pela assistência, especialmente no âmbito da Atenção Primária em Saúde, e caracteriza-se como uma ferramenta estratégica na redução de inseguranças relacionadas ao tratamento odontológico no período gestacional.


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Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Prenatal Care , Pregnancy, High-Risk , Dental Health Services/statistics & numerical data , Pregnant Women , Primary Health Care , Socioeconomic Factors , Oral Health , Cross-Sectional Studies , Data Interpretation, Statistical
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Rev. APS ; 24(Supl 1): 219-235, 2021-12-31.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1367264

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Quando focamos o acesso da população à saúde bucalna Atenção Primária à Saúde, ficamos diante de um grande desafio, que envolve garantir um serviço de qualidade, facilitado, integral e resolutivo. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a qualidade do acesso à saúde bucal na Atenção Primária à Saúde. Para isso, foi realizada, em outubro de 2020, uma revisão integrativa da literatura por meio de artigos publicados nos últimos cinco anos, disponíveis na Biblioteca Virtual da Saúde. A estratégia de busca retornou 118 artigos, desses 16 foram incluídos. As quatro categorias que emergiram da análise foram: Avaliação do acesso aos serviços odontológicos pela população e seus desafios; O impacto do acesso à saúde bucal na qualidade de vida das pessoas; Compreensão da relação do profissional com o acesso e O uso da agenda de atividades para a melhoria doacesso aos serviços de saúde bucal. Com essa análise, concluiu-se que ainda há muitos desafios a serem vencidos para que consigamos ter um acesso efetivo de qualidade à saúde bucal na APS.


When we talk about the population's access to oral health in primary health care, we are facing a major challenge, which involves ensuring a quality service that is facilitated, comprehensive, and resolute. The aim of this study was to analyze the quality of access to oral health in primary health care. For this purpose, an integrative literature review was carried out using the Virtual Health Library, through articles published in the last five years. The study was conducted in October 2020. The search strategy returned 118 articles and 16 were included. The four categories that emerged from the analysis were: Assessment of the population's access to dental services and their challenges; the impact of access to oral health on people's quality of life; understanding professionals' relationship with access; and the use of activities schedules to improve access to oral health services. It was concluded that there are still many challenges to be overcome so that we can have effective access to quality oral health in PHC.


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Oral Health , Primary Health Care , Quality of Life , Dental Care , Equity in Access to Health Services , Dental Health Services , Effective Access to Health Services , Barriers to Access of Health Services
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Brasília; Fiocruz Brasília;Instituto de Saúde de São Paulo; 26 mar. 2021. 16 p.
Non-conventional in Portuguese | LILACS, ColecionaSUS, PIE | ID: biblio-1358537

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Esta revisão rápida foi comissionada e subsidiada pelo Ministério da Saúde, no âmbito do projeto GEREB-010-FIO-20 e faz parte da Coleção "Rapid response for health promotion". Contexto: Conforme a Política Nacional de Saúde Bucal, as práticas de saúde bucal (SB) estão incorporadas em todos os níveis de atenção do SUS. Na atenção primária à saúde (APS), as equipes de SB trabalham alinhadas a equipes de Saúde de Família para garantir o acesso da população a ações de promoção, prevenção, tratamento e reabilitação relacionadas à saúde bucal. Pergunta: Qual a prevalência de acesso a serviços de saúde bucal na Atenção Primária à Saúde entre gestantes, conforme seu perfil socioeconômico? Métodos: Três bases da literatura eletrônica e o Google Acadêmico foram buscadas em março de 2021 para identificar estudos sobre o acesso e utilização de serviço de saúde bucal da APS entre gestantes. Utilizando atalhos de revisão rápida para simplificar o processo, foi realizada seleção e extração dos dados com posterior avaliação da qualidade. Em seguida, os resultados foram reunidos em síntese narrativa. Resultados: A busca retornou 1.168 referências únicas, que após seleção resultaram na inclusão de 8 estudos. Os estudos incluídos eram transversais ou de abordagem qualitativa, cuja condução foi considerada adequada a partir dos instrumentos de avaliação metodológica. As gestantes estudadas representavam populações das cidades de Currais Novos (RN), Dourados (MS), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Grande Vitória (ES), São Mateus (ES), Porto Alegre (RS) e Rio Grande (RS). Um estudo avaliou todas as macrorregiões brasileiras a partir dos dados dos dois primeiros ciclos do PMAQ (2011-2014). A escolaridade foi o único indicador do perfil socioeconômico descrito para todas as populações e a maioria apresentou a realização de consulta odontológica como medida de acesso e utilização dos serviços de saúde bucal. Considerações finais: Esta revisão rápida apresenta resultados de acesso da saúde bucal em registros pontuais com contextos específicos, limitando os resultados de prevalência. Não foram registradas participações de beneficiárias do Programa Bolsa Família. É recomendado novos estudos para a realização de estimativas de prevalência e generalização para outros grupos de modo a beneficiar a população de interesse.


This rapid review was commissioned and subsidized by the Ministry of Health, within the scope of the GEREB-010-FIO-20 project and is part of the "Rapid response for health promotion" Collection. Context: According to the Brazilian National Oral Health Policy, oral health practices (OH) are incorporated into all levels of care in the SUS. In primary health care (PHC), OH teams work in line with Family Health teams to ensure the population's access to oral health promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation actions. Question: What is the prevalence of access to oral health services in Primary Health Care among pregnant women, according to their socioeconomic profile? Methods: Three electronic literature databases and Google Scholar were searched in March 2021 to identify studies on the access and use of PHC oral health services among pregnant women. Using quick review shortcuts to simplify the process, data selection and extraction were performed with subsequent quality assessment. Then, the results were gathered in narrative synthesis. Results: The search returned 1,168 unique references, which after selection resulted in the inclusion of 8 studies. The included studies were cross-sectional or of a qualitative approach, whose conduction was considered adequate based on the methodological assessment instruments. The pregnant women studied represented populations from the cities of Currais Novos (RN), Dourados (MS), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Grande Vitória (ES), São Mateus (ES), Porto Alegre (RS) and Rio Grande (RS). One study evaluated all Brazilian macro-regions using data from the first two PMAQ cycles (2011-2014). Education was the only indicator of the socioeconomic profile described for all populations, and most of them had a dental appointment as a measure of access and use of oral health services. Final considerations: This quick review presents results of access to oral health in punctual records with specific contexts, limiting the prevalence results. There were no participations of beneficiaries of the Bolsa Família Program. Further studies are recommended to carry out prevalence estimates and generalization to other groups in order to benefit the population of interest.


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Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Primary Health Care , Socioeconomic Factors , Dental Health Services/statistics & numerical data , Pregnant Women
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Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1351209

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ABSTRACT Objective: To analyze the factors associated with the SARS-CoV-2 infection among oral health professionals. Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study in the city of São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil. Professionals from three different categories were included: dental surgeons (DS), dental assistants (DA), and dental hygienists (DH). A questionnaire was created on a digital platform and sent via institutional email to each subject. The questionnaire contained 32 questions about sociodemographic, work, and behavior factors. The data about SARS-CoV-2 infection was confirmed through RT-PCR exams. Descriptive (absolute and relative frequencies) and inferential analyses (chi-squared or Fisher's exact test) (p<0.05) were performed. Results: There was a SARS-CoV-2 infection prevalence of 3.8% for DS, 30.0% for DH, and 33.3% for DA. SARS-CoV-2 was associated with a lower income (p=0.027), a lower education level (p=0.011), the category of technical professionals (DA and DH) (p=0.025), and using public transportation to commute to work (p=0.009). Conclusion: Sociodemographic factors like lower income and education levels and work factors like job category and public transportation were associated with COVID-19 among professionals on the oral health teams.


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Primary Health Care , Oral Health , Health Personnel , Dental Assistants , COVID-19 , Brazil/epidemiology , Chi-Square Distribution , Cross-Sectional Studies/methods , Surveys and Questionnaires , Dental Health Services
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Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1250456

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ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the children's primary dental treatment needs reported by the parents and pediatric dentists. Material and Methods: 125 children (36 girls and 89 boys) and their parents participated in this study. The children's decayed-missing-filled teeth/teeth surfaces scores were recorded. A questionnaire about their children's primary dental treatment needs was conducted with the parents. Shapiro-Wilk test was used to test the normality of the data. Kruskal-Wallis test was used to compare the clinical findings according to the categorical variables. The Chi-Square test was used to compare the categorical data. Also, multiple linear regression analysis was performed to determine the effect of some variables on children's dmft/DMFT scores. The significance level was accepted as p<0.05. Results: The average age of the children who participated in the study was 7.59 ± 2.36 years. The main reason for applying to the paedodontics clinic was dental caries (38.4%), followed by dental pain (33.6%). As for the primary dental treatment needs, 28% of the parents said they needed dental filling, while 19.2% said they needed orthodontic treatment. According to the pediatric dentists, while the treatment rate of dental caries was 47.2% as the primary treatment need, it was only 4.8% for the orthodontic treatments. Conclusion: Turkish children who were admitted to paedodontics clinics were too old and dental caries and dental pain were the most common reasons for these visits to the clinics. The children's needs for primary treatment varied according to parents and pediatric dentists. There is a need for more comprehensive studies about the subject.


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Humans , Male , Female , Parents , Child , Dental Care for Children , Dental Caries/prevention & control , Dental Health Services , Dentists , Turkey/epidemiology , Chi-Square Distribution , Linear Models , Surveys and Questionnaires
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Arq. odontol ; 57: 36-45, jan.-dez. 2021. ilus, tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1222628

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Objetivo: Identificar diferenças no quantitativo de exodontias realizadas na Atenção Básica em municípios com e sem Centro de Especialidades Odontológicas do Recôncavo da Bahia. Métodos:Estudo de série temporal, descritivo, utilizando dados disponíveis no Sistema de Informações Ambulatoriais do Sistema Único de Saúde e no Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. Foram coletadas informações sobre os procedimentos de saúde bucal realizados na Atenção Básica, de 2008 a 2017, e características sociodemográficas dos municípios. Foram calculados os indicadores de saúde bucal: cobertura de primeira consulta odontológica programática; média de ação coletiva de escovação dental supervisionada; cobertura populacional estimada das Equipes de Saúde Bucal; proporção de exodontia em relação aos procedimentos. Resultados:O município com Centro de Especialidades Odontológicas apresentou os menores resultados para o indicador de proporção de exodontia, variando o valor entre 3,2% e 6,8% durante o período analisado. Também foi o único a apresentar 100% de cobertura das Equipes de Saúde Bucal em todo o período analisado e a maior média de ação coletiva de escovação dental supervisionada (80,1%). Os municípios sem centro de especialidades apresentaram resultados percentuais altos para o indicador de exodontia, chegando a atingir 87,8% e 88,3%. Ainda apresentaram menor cobertura de Equipes de Saúde Bucal (24,4%) e de primeira consulta odontológica (2,7%), e menor média de ação coletiva de escovação dental supervisionada (0,01%). Conclusão:Houve diferença no quantitativo de exodontia entre os municípios com e sem Centro de Especialidades Odontológicas. A menor ocorrência de exodontias na Atenção Básica pode ser atribuída a presença destes centros e cobertura de Equipes de Saúde Bucal.


Aim:To identify differences in the quantity of extractions performed in Primary Care in municipalities with and without Dental Specialties Centers in the region of Recôncavo da Bahia. Methods:This is a time series, descriptive study, using data available in the Outpatient Information System of the Unified Health System and in the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. Information was collected on oral health procedures performed in Primary Care, from 2008 to 2017, and sociodemographic characteristics of the municipalities. The following oral health indicators were calculated: coverage of the first programmatic dental appointment, average collective action of supervised tooth brushing, estimated population coverage of the Oral Health Teams, and proportion of tooth extraction in relation to procedures. Results: The municipality with a Dental Specialties Center had the lowest results for the proportional ratio of tooth extraction, varying between 3.2% and 6.8% during the analyzed period. It was also the only one to present 100% coverage of the Oral Health Teams throughout the analyzed period and the highest average of collective action of supervised tooth brushing (80.1%). Municipalities with no specialty center showed high percentage results for the dental extraction indicator, reaching 87.8% and 88.3%. They also had lower coverage by Oral Health Teams (24.4%) and first dental appointments (2.7%), and a lower average of collective action of supervised tooth brushing (0.01%). Conclusions:A difference was observed in the quantity of tooth extractions between municipalities with and without a Dental Specialties Center. The lower occurrence of extractions in Primary Care can be attributed to the presence of these centers and coverage by Oral Health Teams.


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Primary Health Care , Surgery, Oral , Tooth Extraction , Oral Health , Dental Care , Dental Health Services , Health Services Research , Integrality in Health
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Epidemiol. serv. saúde ; 30(1): e2019533, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1154131

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Objetivo: Comparar o desempenho das equipes de saúde bucal (ESBs) das modalidades I e II no processo de trabalho e as diferenças entre regiões brasileiras. Métodos: Estudo transversal, com dados das ESBs que aderiram ao Programa Nacional de Melhoria do Acesso e da Qualidade da Atenção Básica (2013-2014). A análise de classes latentes identificou subgrupos de ESBs segundo desempenho (consolidado, em desenvolvimento ou incipiente) no processo de trabalho (planejamento das ações; promoção da saúde; atenção integral). Comparadas as modalidades, obteve-se o índice de disparidade. Resultados: Avaliadas 15.886 ESBs, as da modalidade II apresentaram maior percentual de processo de trabalho consolidado nas regiões Sudeste (67,8 a 94,6%) e Sul (54,8 a 93,0%); observou-se maior disparidade no processo de trabalho consolidado entre ESBs da modalidade II (6,3 a 26,5), comparadas à modalidade I (3,9 a 18,4). Conclusão: ESBs da modalidade II guardam potencial para melhor desempenho no processo de trabalho, com disparidades regionais.


Objetivo: Comparar Equipos de Salud Bucal (ESB) modalidades I y II cuanto al desempeño en el proceso de trabajo y diferencias entre regiones brasileñas. Métodos: Estudio transversal con datos de la ESB adherida al Programa Nacional de Mejoramiento del Acceso y la Calidad en Atención Primaria (2013-2014). Análisis de Clases Latentes identificaron subgrupos de ESB según el desempeño (consolidado, en desarrollo o incipiente) en el proceso de trabajo (planificación de acciones, promoción de salud y atención integral). Se compararon las modalidades y se obtuvo el Índice de Disparidad. Resultados: Participaron 15.886 ESBs, las de modalidad II presentaron mayor porcentaje de proceso de trabajo consolidado en la región Sudeste (67,8% a 94,6%) y Sur (54,8% a 93,0%). La disparidad fue mayor entre la modalidad II (6,3 a 26,5) en comparación con la I (3,9 a 18,4). Conclusión: las ESBs modalidad II tienen potencial para obtener mejor desempeño en el proceso de trabajo, pero hubo disparidad regional.


Objective: To compare Modality I and Modality II Oral Health Teams (OHT) regarding work process performance and differences between Brazilian regions. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study with OHTs that took part in the National Program for Primary Health Care Access and Quality Improvement (2013-2014). Latent Class Analysis identified OHT subgroups according to work process (action planning, health promotion actions and comprehensive health care) performance (consolidated, developing or incipient). OHT modalities were compared, resulting in an Index of Disparity. Results: After evaluating 15,886 OHTs, Modality II OHTs were found to have a higher percentage of consolidated work processes in the Southeast (67.8%-94.6%) and Southern (54.8%-93.0%) regions. Disparity in the consolidated work process was greater among Modality II OHTs (6.3-26.5) compared to Modality I OHTs (3.9-18.4). Conclusion: Modality II OHTs have the potential for better performance regarding the work process, but with regional disparities.


Subject(s)
Humans , Primary Health Care , Dental Health Services/statistics & numerical data , Dental Staff/statistics & numerical data , Health Services Accessibility , Brazil , Program Evaluation , Oral Health/statistics & numerical data
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Epidemiol. serv. saúde ; 30(1): e2020108, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1154133

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Objetivo: Analisar a associação entre dor dentária, uso de serviços odontológicos e absenteísmo escolar em adolescentes brasileiros. Métodos: Estudo transversal, sobre dados da Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde do Escolar (PeNSE 2015). A variável dependente do estudo foi o absenteísmo escolar por motivo de saúde nos últimos 12 meses. Características socioeconômicas, dor dentária e utilização de serviços odontológicos foram as variáveis independentes avaliadas. Empregou-se regressão logística, para estimar odds ratio (OR) e respectivos intervalos de confiança de 95% (IC95%). Resultados: Foram incluídos 102.072 escolares. A prevalência de absenteísmo por motivo de saúde foi de 53,7% (IC95% 53,2;54,3). Pela análise ajustada, houve associação entre dor dentária e absenteísmo (OR=1,35 - IC95% 1,26;1,45), e aumento na ocorrência de absenteísmo conforme o maior número de consultas odontológicas. Conclusão: Os resultados sugerem que a dor dentária e a frequência de consultas odontológicas podem estar relacionadas ao absenteísmo escolar.


Objetivo: Analizar la asociación entre dolor dental, el uso de servicios dentales y el absentismo escolar en adolescentes brasileños. Métodos: Estudio transversal con datos de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud Escolar (PeNSE 2015). La variable dependiente del estudio fue el absentismo escolar por razones de salud en los últimos 12 meses. Características socioeconómicas, dolor dental y frecuencia del uso de los servicios dentales fueron las variables independientes evaluadas. La regresión logística se usó para estimar los odds ratio (OR) e intervalos de confianza del 95% (IC95%). Resultados: Se incluyeron datos de 102.072 estudiantes. La prevalencia de absentismo por razones de salud fue del 53,7% (IC95% 53,2; 54,3). En el análisis ajustado, hubo una asociación entre el dolor dental y el absentismo escolar (OR=1,35; - IC95% 1,26; 1,45), y un aumento del absentismo según el mayor número de consultas dentales. Conclusión: Los resultados sugieren que el dolor dental y la frecuencia de las visitas al dentista pueden estar relacionados con el absentismo escolar.


Objective: To analyze association between dental pain, use of dental services and school absenteeism in Brazilian adolescents. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study with data from the National School Health Survey (PeNSE 2015). The study's dependent variable was school absenteeism due to health reasons in the last 12 months. Socioeconomic characteristics, dental pain and use of dental services were the independent variables evaluated. Logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios (OR) and respective 95% confidence intervals (95%CI). Results: Data on 102,072 schoolchildren were included. Absenteeism prevalence due to health reasons was 53.7% (95%CI 53.2;54.3). In the adjusted analysis, there was association between dental pain and school absenteeism (OR=1.35 - 95%CI 1.26;1.45), and an increase in absenteeism occurrence the greater the number of dental visits. Conclusion: The results suggest that dental pain and frequency of dental visits may be related to school absenteeism.


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Humans , Child , Adolescent , Oral Health , Student Health , Dental Health Services/statistics & numerical data , Absenteeism , Students/statistics & numerical data , Toothache , Brazil , Dental Care/statistics & numerical data
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Rev. bras. epidemiol ; 24(supl.2): e210004, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1351751

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ABSTRACT: Objective: To describe the prevalence of use of dental services in Brazil according to states and the Federal District and its relationship with socioeconomic variables and types of services, based on the 2019 National Health Survey. Methods: This is a cross-sectional population-based study using data from the 2019 National Health Survey, which included 88,531 participants aged 18 or older. We assessed variables related to the use of dental health services according to sociodemographic and behavioral characteristics through multivariate analysis, using a Poisson regression model with robust variance. Results: The use of dental services in the year prior to the interview was higher among adults (53.2%, confidence interval — 95%CI 52.5-53.9) than older adults (34.3%, 95%CI 33.2-34.4). The multivariate analysis revealed that the use of dental services was greater in people with better schooling (prevalence ratio — PR=2.02, 95%CI 1.87-2.18) and higher income (PR=1.54, 95%CI 1.45-1.64). States from the Southeast, Midwest, and South regions presented the highest percentages of individuals who visited a dentist in the previous year — between 49.0 and 57.6% of the population. Conclusion: Inequalities were found in the use of dental health services among the adult and older adult population, with regional differences; the use was higher among women, younger individuals, those with better schooling, higher income, healthier behaviors, better self-perceived oral health status, and who paid for their last dental treatment.


RESUMO: Objetivo: Descrever a prevalência do uso de serviços odontológicos no Brasil segundo as Unidades Federadas, sua relação com variáveis socioeconômicas e tipos de serviços, com base na Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde de 2019. Métodos: Trata-se de um estudo transversal de base populacional com dados da PNS 2019, que incluiu 88.531 participantes de 18 anos ou mais. Foram analisadas variáveis referentes ao uso de serviços de saúde bucal, segundo características sociodemográficas e comportamentais, por meio de análise multivariada, utilizando modelo regressão de Poisson com variância robusta. Resultados: A utilização de serviços odontológicos no ano anterior à entrevista foi maior entre os adultos (53,2%, intervalo de confiança — IC95% 52,5-53,9) do que entre os idosos (34,3%, IC95% 33,2-34,4). Na análise multivariada, o uso de serviços odontológicos foi maior em pessoas com maior nível educacional (razão de prevalência — RP=2,02, IC95% 1,87-2,18) e maior renda (RP=1,54, IC95% 1,45-1,64). Os estados das regiões Sudeste, Centro-Oeste e Sul apresentaram as maiores porcentagens de indivíduos que consultaram um dentista no último ano, entre 49,0 e 57,6% da população. Conclusão: Desigualdades no uso dos serviços de saúde bucal foram observadas na população adulta e idosa, com diferenças entre as regiões do país; foi identificado maior uso entre mulheres, indivíduos mais jovens, escolarizados e de maior renda, entre a população com melhores comportamentos relacionados à sua saúde, melhor percepção do seu estado de saúde, e aqueles que pagaram pelo último atendimento odontológico.


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Humans , Female , Aged , Dental Care , Dental Health Services , Socioeconomic Factors , Brazil/epidemiology , Oral Health , Cross-Sectional Studies , Health Surveys
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Interface (Botucatu, Online) ; 25: e210286, 2021. ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1346359

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Este artigo buscou analisar a relação entre atores, espaços e instrumentos de governança da rede de Atenção à Saúde bucal em uma região de saúde do Paraná. Trata-se de estudo qualitativo, no qual foram realizadas 13 entrevistas semiestruturadas, utilizando-se a técnica de amostragem "bola de neve", por meio de informante-chave. Os dados foram analisados por análise de discurso sob uma perspectiva teórica de governança. Foi evidente a ausência dos atores não governamentais no processo e a capacidade do ente municipal gerir assuntos públicos. As relações entre serviços foram estabelecidas majoritariamente de modo informal. Essa rede foi considerada periférica, considerando que se fez pouco presente nas agendas de espaços com poder decisório, dificultando a construção de relações regionais. É necessário potencializar interações, articulações e pactuações com vistas à governança, com aspiração de promover uma atenção mais integral e menos fragmentada. (AU)


This article analyzes the relationship between actors, spaces and instruments of governance in the oral health network in a health region in the state of Paraná, Brazil. We conducted a qualitative study in which 13 semi-structured interviews were conducted using snowball sampling. The data were analyzed using discourse analysis drawing on theoretical perspectives on governance. The findings revealed the absence of non-governmental actors in the process and lack of capacity of the municipal government for the management of public affairs. Relationships between the services were largely informal. The network was regarded as peripheral, given that it had limited presence on the agendas of decision-making spaces, hampering the construction of regional relations. It is necessary to enhance interactions, articulations and agreements focused on governance in order promote more comprehensive and less fragmented care. (AU)


El objetivo de este artículo fue analizar la relación entre actores, espacios e instrumentos de gobernanza de la red de atención a la salud bucal en una región de salud del Estado de Paraná. Se trata de un estudio cualitativo, en el que se realizaron 13 entrevistas semiestructuradas, utilizándose la técnica de muestreo "bola de nieve", a partir de informante-clave. Los datos se analizaron por medio de análisis de discurso bajo una perspectiva teórica de gobernanza. Quedó en evidencia la ausencia de los actores no gubernamentales en el proceso y la capacidad del ente municipal para gestionar asuntos públicos. Las relaciones entre servicios se establecieron mayoritariamente de modo informal. Esta red se consideró periférica, considerando que estuvo poco presente en las agendas de espacios con poder de decisión, dificultando la construcción de relaciones regionales. Es necesario potencializar interacciones, articulaciones y pactos con vistas a la gobernanza, con aspiración de promover una atención más integral y menos fragmentada. (AU)


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Humans , Dental Health Services , Health Governance/organization & administration , Health Services/supply & distribution
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Interface (Botucatu, Online) ; 25: e210349, 2021. ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1340066

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Considerando-se as especificidades dos problemas éticos em saúde bucal, esta pesquisa objetivou construir uma proposta de Inventário de Problemas Éticos na Atenção Primária à Saúde (IPE-APS) para a saúde bucal (SB), estudo metodológico desenvolvido por um comitê de juízes. Após levantamento prévio de 32 problemas éticos específicos, fez-se sua equivalência com quarenta itens do IPE-APS: de itens; de semântica e conteúdo; de avaliação dos itens não equivalentes; de avaliação dos problemas específicos não equivalentes. Apontaram-se 18 itens do IPE-APS equivalentes a 17 problemas específicos, confluindo para 16 itens finais. Dos 22 itens não equivalentes, 5 foram mantidos. Incluíram-se os 15 problemas éticos específicos não equivalentes. Evidenciou-se a complexidade do trabalho de equivalência de inventários de natureza ética. Chegou-se à proposta de um IPE-APS-SB de 36 itens. (AU)


Considering the specificities of ethical problems in oral health, the aim of this study was to develop a proposal for an Inventory of Ethical Problems in Primary Health Care (IPE-APS) for oral health (SB). A methodological study was developed by a committee of judges. Thirty-two previously identified specific ethical problems were matched to the 40 items of the IPE-APS: items; semantics and content; evaluation of unmatched items; evaluation of unmatched specific problems. Eighteen of the items of the IPE-APS were matched to 17 specific problems, converging into 16 final items. Five of the 22 unmatched items were maintained and 15 unmatched specific ethical problems were included. The findings reveal the complexity of matching ethical Inventories. We achieved the aim of proposing a 46-item IPE-APS for oral health. (AU)


Llevando en consideración las especificidades de los problemas éticos en salud bucal, esta investigación tuvo el objetivo de construir una propuesta de Inventario de Problemas Éticos en la Atención Primaria de la Salud (IPE-APS) para la salud bucal (SB). Estudio metodológico desarrollado por un comité de jueces. Después de un levantamiento de 32 problemas éticos específicos, se realizó su equivalencia con cuarenta ítems del IPE-APS: de ítems; semántica y de contenido; evaluación de los ítems no equivalentes; evaluación de los problemas específicos no equivalentes. Se señalaron 18 ítems del IPE-APS equivalentes a 17 problemas específicos, confluyendo para 16 ítems finales. De los 22 ítems no equivalentes, 5 se mantuvieron. Se incluyeron los 15 problemas éticos específicos no equivalentes. Se dejó en evidencia la complejidad del trabajo de equivalencia de inventarios de naturaleza ética. Se llegó a la propuesta de un IPE-APS-SB de 36 ítems. (AU)


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Humans , Primary Health Care/ethics , Dental Health Surveys/methods , Dental Health Services/ethics , Bioethics , Ethics, Dental
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Physis (Rio J.) ; 31(2): e310205, 2021. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1287548

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Resumo Objetivo: analisar a assistência especializada em saúde bucal nos Centros de Especialidades Odontológicas (CEO) do Brasil, com ênfase em Estomatologia, tendo em vista o aumento de novos casos de câncer de boca no país. Metodologia: análise de dados secundários do 1º ciclo do Programa de Melhoria do Acesso e Qualidade dos CEO (PMAQ-CEO), do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) e Departamento de Atenção Básica do Ministério da Saúde (DAB-MS). Resultados: somente 13,98% dos municípios brasileiros são cobertos por CEO, sendo a Estomatologia uma das especialidades mais deficientes, presente em somente 65,55% dos CEO participantes do PMAQ-CEO. A realização da biópsia ocorre em 82,3% dos CEO, mas em 60% dos serviços resultado do exame ainda é demorado e o suprimento de recursos materiais é insuficiente. Conclusão: o retrato da Estomatologia no Brasil compromete o acesso ao diagnóstico, tratamento e contribui para afecções e morbidades bucais, como o câncer bucal.


Abstract Objective: To analyze the specialized assistance in oral health in the Centers of Dental Specialties (CEO) of Brazil, with emphasis on stomatology, in view of the increase of new cases of oral cancer in the country. Methodology: Secondary data analysis of the 1st cycle of the CEO Access and Quality Improvement Program (PMAQ-CEO), the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and the Department of Primary Care of the Ministry of Health (DAB-MS). Results: Only 13.98% of the Brazilian municipalities are covered by CEO, and Stomatology is one of the most deficient specialties, present in only 65.55% of CEOs participating in PMAQ-CEO. The biopsy is performed in 82.3% of CEOs, but 60% of the services resulting from the examination are still slow and the supply of material resources is insufficient. Conclusion: The portrayal of stomatology in Brazil compromises access to diagnosis, treatment and contributes to oral diseases and morbidities, such as oral cancer.


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Humans , Secondary Care , Mouth Neoplasms , Dental Care , Oral Medicine , Dental Health Services , Health Services Research , Unified Health System , Brazil , Oral Health , Health Services Accessibility
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Rev. odontol. UNESP (Online) ; 50: e20210030, 2021. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1341586

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Resumo Introdução A utilização dos bens e serviços de saúde é considerada uma expressão positiva de acesso, influenciada por diversos fatores. Objetivo Analisar o acesso aos serviços e bens em saúde bucal, com seus fatores determinantes, entre escolares de 7-10 anos. Material e método Estudo seccional realizado com escolares de amostra probabilística por conglomerado. Os dados foram coletados através de formulário aplicado às crianças e questionário enviado aos pais/responsáveis. O desfecho de interesse foi o acesso aos bens e serviços de saúde odontológicos, a partir das variáveis "primeira consulta odontológica" e "posse de escova dental própria". As variáveis independentes (características infantis, maternas e socioeconômicas) que apresentaram significância estatística ≤0,10, na análise bivariada, foram incluídas no modelo de Regressão Logística Multivariada. O nível de significância adotado no modelo final foi de 5%. Resultado Associaram à posse de escova dental: idades de 8 (OR=3,303; IC95%= 1,135 - 9,610), 9 (OR=3,452; IC95% = 1,176 - 10,137) e 10 anos (OR= 6,901; IC95% = 1,468 - 32,434); tabagismo materno (OR=4,509; IC95% = 2,021-10,060). Associados à primeira consulta odontológica: idades de 9 (OR=2,321; IC95% = 1,340 - 4,022) e 10 anos (OR= 3,155; IC95% = 1,687 - 5,899); escola privada (OR=3,691; IC95% = 1,343-10,145); dois ou mais quartos na residência (OR: 3,691; IC95% = 1,343 - 10,145) e posse de escova dental própria (OR=2,065; IC95% = 1,009 - 4,226). Conclusão Os resultados apontam para desigualdade no acesso à saúde odontológica. Crianças mais velhas, com mães não fumantes e melhores condições socioeconômicas apresentam maior acesso aos serviços e bens em saúde bucal.


Abstract Introduction The use of health goods and services is considered a positive expression of access, influenced by several factors. Objective Analyze access to oral health services and goods, and determining factors, among schoolchildren aged 7-10 years. Material and method Cross-sectional study carried out with students from a probabilistic cluster sample. Data were collected through a form applied to children and a questionnaire sent to parents/guardians. The outcome of interest was access to dental health goods and services, based on the variables "first dental appointment" and "own a toothbrush". Independent variables (child, maternal and socioeconomic characteristics) that presented statistical significance ≤0.10 in the bivariate analysis were included in the Multivariate Logistic Regression model. The significance level adopted in the final model was 5%. Result They associated with having a toothbrush: ages of 8 (OR=3.303; 95%CI= 1.135 - 9.610), 9 (OR=3.452; 95%CI = 1.176 - 10.137) and 10 years (OR= 6.901; 95%CI = 1.468 - 32.434); maternal smoking (OR=4.509; 95%CI = 2.021-10.060). Associated with the first dental appointment: ages 9 (OR=2.321; 95%CI = 1.340 - 4.022) and 10 years (OR= 3.155; 95%CI = 1.687 - 5.899); private school (OR=3.691; 95%CI = 1.343-10.145); two or more bedrooms in the residence (OR: 3.691; 95%CI = 1.343 - 10.145) and own a toothbrush (OR=2.065; 95%CI = 1.009 - 4.226). Conclusion The results point to inequality in access to dental health. Older children, with uneducated mothers and better socioeconomic conditions have greater access to services and goods in oral health.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child , Child , Dental Health Services , Health Services Accessibility , Students , Oral Health , Surveys and Questionnaires
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Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1180861

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ABSTRACT Objective: To describe dental findings of kidney and liver, pre and post-transplant patients of an oral health care service from a Brazilian Southeast state. Material and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was developed with a sample of patients attending the oral health care program for transplantation of Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Participants were divided into two groups according to the kind of transplantation-kidney or liver. Characteristics of the sample, sex (male/female), age (18-44; 45-54; 55-80), living region (Belo Horizonte, or outside), phase of transplantation (pre-Tx or post-Tx), and self-report of diabetes mellitus and hypertension were presented by frequencies. Dental caries experienced was measured by Decayed, Missing and Filled-Teeth (DMF-T) index. Results: 185 patients, kidney (46; 24.9%), and liver (139; 75.1%) were included. Mean DMFT was 18.3 (20.0). DMFT scores of males (18.7; 20.0), females (17.2; 18.0), pre-transplanted (18.3; 20.0), and post-transplanted (18.1; 20.0) were similar. The liver transplantation group (19.3; 20.0) showed higher caries experience comparing to kidney´s (15.2; 17.0). Conclusion: Dental caries experience was high in kidney and liver patients under transplantation therapy. This highlights the demand for treatment need in this population.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Brazil/epidemiology , Kidney Transplantation , Liver Transplantation , Dental Care for Chronically Ill , Dental Caries/prevention & control , Dental Health Services , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Cross-Sectional Studies/methods , Transplants
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Article in Portuguese | LILACS, ColecionaSUS, CONASS, SES-GO | ID: biblio-1342473

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Objetivo: Descrever o uso da Estimativa Rápida Participativa (ERP) para a organização do processo de trabalho de uma Equipe de Saúde Bucal (ESB) inserida na Região Norte do Distrito Federal (DF), refletindo sobre o potencial desta ferramenta e os entraves identificados no serviço odontológico da Atenção Primária à Saúde (APS). Metodologia: Trata-se de um relato de experiência ocorrido entre os meses de agosto a dezembro de 2020, no qual foram conduzidas observações in loco, entrevistas com informantes-chave e análise dos registros dos sistemas de informação. Resultados: Os problemas identificados foram concernentes à territorialização, planejamento, cumprimento dos atributos da APS e gestão do trabalho que comprometiam a elaboração de indicadores de saúde bucal voltados para públicos específicos. A partir desses achados, foram propostas estratégias de aperfeiçoamento do serviço, voltados para elaboração e monitoramento de indicadores de atendimento odontológico a gestantes e crianças menores de 6 (seis) anos. Considerações finais: Observou-se que a ERP contribuiu para apontar nós críticos e identificar os recursos disponíveis visando à melhoria da atenção odontológica


Objective: To describe the use of Participatory Rapid Estimation (ERP) for the organization of the work process of an oral health team in the Northern region of the Federal District, reflecting on the potential of this tool and the obstacles identified in the dental service of Primary Care to Health (PHC). Methodology: This is an experience report that took place between the months of August and December 2020, in which on-the-spot observations were conducted, interviews with key informants and the analysis of the information systems records. Results: The problems identified were related to territorialization, planning, compliance with the attributes of Primary Health Care and work management that compromised the development of oral health indicators aimed at specific audiences. Based on these findings, strategies for improving the service were proposed, aimed at developing and monitoring dental care indicators for pregnant women and children under six years of age. Final considerations: It was observed that the ERP contributed to point out critical nodes and to identify the available resources aiming to improve dental care


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Humans , Pregnancy , Infant , Child, Preschool , Dental Care , National Health Strategies , Dental Health Services , Brazil
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Physis (Rio J.) ; 31(2): e310211, 2021. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1287555

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Resumo Trata-se de uma revisão integrativa da literatura sobre os indicadores de serviço relacionados ao campo da odontologia no Brasil. Partiu-se da seguinte questão de pesquisa: os indicadores utilizados em estudos que tiveram como objeto os serviços odontológicos no SUS, são coerentes com o paradigma de promoção de saúde defendido pela Política Nacional de Saúde Bucal ou se restringem ao escopo tradicional de programação dos serviços? A busca foi realizada nas bases de dados Scielo e Bireme, compreendendo artigos revisados por pares publicados entre os anos de 2004 e 2018, resultando em amostra final de 21 artigos. Os artigos foram lidos na íntegra e foram extraídas informações sobre os indicadores utilizados, posteriormente categorizados e analisados. Os resultados evidenciam que, embora a diversidade de indicadores seja capaz de representar aspectos relevantes da realidade, de forma geral desconsideram a categoria do cuidado e atributos do conceito de promoção de saúde, além de existir uma carência de indicadores de resultados, que permitiriam avaliar o impacto da política sobre as demandas dos usuários.


Abstract Integrative literature review about service indicators related to dentistry in Brazil. We start from the following question: Are the indicators from studies that focused on dental services in SUS either consistent with the health promotion paradigm advocated by the National Oral Health Policy or are they restricted to the traditional scope of service programming? The search was performed in Scielo and Bireme, including articles published between 2004 and 2018, resulting in a final sample of 21 articles, read in full and extracted information about the indicators used, later categorized and analyzed. The results show that, although the diversity of used indicators represent relevant aspects of reality, generally disregard the category of care and attributes of health promotion paradigm, and there is a lack of outcome indicators, which would allow assessing the impact of health policy on user demands.


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Humans , Unified Health System , Oral Health , Dental Care , Health Policy , Brazil , Health Status Indicators , Dental Health Services , Health Promotion , Legislation, Dental
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Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1287488

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ABSTRACT Objective: This cross-sectional study aimed to assess clinical dental status in military firefighters of Rio de Janeiro State and compare data with Brazilian National and Regional oral health surveys. Material and Methods: A sample of 926 military firefighters was examined using the visible biofilm index, the DMFT index and the Community Periodontal Index (CPI). Clinical exams were performed by 15 trained dentists. The Kruskal-Wallis test and Mann-Whitney test with Bonferroni correction were used. Results: Higher biofilm accumulation was associated with increased age. The mean DMFT index for the whole sample of this study was 12.74 (±7.03), and the 'filled' component was the most prevalent (69.9%), whereas the 'decayed' and 'missing' components were, respectively, 8.4% and 21.7%. There was a higher prevalence of periodontal diseases with increasing age, ranging from 57.1% in firefighters of 34 years or less to 70.5% in the ones between 35 and 44 years old and 75.4% in participants at age 45 years or older. Clinical dental status of the military firefighters who belonged to the age group 35-44 was better than the one observed for the Brazilian population at the same age range. However, pathological conditions that can be solved with health promotion strategies associated with dental procedures of low complexity still persist. Conclusion: These results suggest that the availability of dental health care services itself does not represent the most effective approach to the oral health problems found in the studied population.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Brazil/epidemiology , Dental Health Surveys/methods , Oral Health , Health Care Surveys/methods , Firefighters , Dental Caries/diagnosis , Clinical Diagnosis/diagnosis , Periodontal Index , Dental Plaque Index , Cross-Sectional Studies/methods , Data Interpretation, Statistical , Statistics, Nonparametric , Dental Health Services , Dental Plaque , Dentists
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