Otimização de informação clínica da pessoa com tuberculose
: intervenção comunitária a grupo de enfermeiros

Translated title of the thesis: Optimization of clinical information of the person with tuberculosis: community intervention to a nurses group
  • Ana Paula de Melo Palma Pereira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Tuberculosis is a communicable disease being the main cause of death of a single infectious agent, even above the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The SARS-CoV 2 pandemic has had effects on all aspects of global health, but care for TB patients has been disproportionately affected. This impact can affect public health, reducing the effectiveness of ongoing measures. The changes in the work context imposed by the pandemic create constraints in the pursuit of planned activities and pressure on professionals. The available information on the health situation of people with tuberculosis has not adequately responded to the needs felt by nurses, which may have repercussions on decision-making and continuity of care. The aforementioned aspects may give rise to uncertainties about the evolution of this disease and the health status of the population. Based on these concerns, the present community intervention project emerged, anchored in Afaf Meleis' Theory of Transitions and structured in the Health Planning methodology according to Tavares (1990), focusing on a group of nurses. Through its implementation, it was intended to contribute to the design of a sustained strategy that helps the sharing of relevant health information about people with active tuberculosis, and that would meet the needs identified by the group of nurses involved in the Tuberculosis Program. A qualitative approach was adopted, based on an interpretive paradigm, with interviews, which allowed the identification of nursing diagnoses, which were prioritized using the grid analysis method. The most appropriate strategies were selected, which involved the unit's team, for the defined objectives. The operationalization of the project resulted in the gain of information availability and organization. The proposed objectives were in their entirety achieved, and it is indisputable that this project has reinforced and valued the work that the team develops, envisioning a new direction. The project allowed the development of skills as a master and specialist in community health and public health nursing.
Date of Award13 Sept 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAna Resende (Supervisor)


  • Tuberculosis
  • Community nursing
  • Public health
  • Health information


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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