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Revista de Salud Pública

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SILVA JUNIOR, Antônio do Carmo et al. Conception of hypertense and diabetic people about the impacts of metabolic syndrome on their health. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2021, vol.23, n.6, pp.1-.  Epub Mar 09, 2023. ISSN 0124-0064.


To know the conception of users of a hypertension and diabetes program about metabolic syndrome.


This is an exploratory-descriptive study with a qualitative approach conducted in the city of Jequié, Bahia. The study participants were users of the hypertension and diabetes program of a health center. This study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the State University of Southwest Bahia (Opinion N°. 013/2011).


From content analysis three categories emerged: conception of the metabolic syndrome; psychosocial factors and treatment, and six subcategories: life-threatening; fear; indifference; decreased ability to perform activities of daily living; difficulty adapting to diet, and adherence to drug treatment.


It was perceived that the disease has a negative impact on users' lives as they understand the disease as a risk factor that can reduce or limit their ability to perform daily tasks.

Keywords : Obesity; cardiovascular diseases; hypertension; diabetes mellitus; public health (source: MeSH, NLM).

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