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Perception of leprosy in patients and their families

Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2019    |    PP. 70-78    |PDF (152 K)|    Pub. Date: August 5, 2019
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Author(s)
Carina Cavalcanti Nogueira Lopez, Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Fortaleza-CE, Brazil
Luana Nepomuceno Gondim Costa Lima, Instituto Evandro Chagas. Ananindeua-PA, Brazil

Abstract
This research purpose was to verify if declines the patient´s quality of life and the disease perception by this and their families through questionnaires. It was used Dermatology Life Quality Index questionnaire in 50 patients and other semi-structured questionnaire to 21 family members attending a Reference Health Center in leprosy of Ceara, Brazil. The majority of patients reported that were little or not at all affected in different points raised. There were differences in the responses of family members according to their level of education. It was concluded that the structured questionnaire did not portray the reality of patients because in listening to these, it was noticed that they suffer in many ways, and their quality of life is affected by the disease, even with support of family and having more insight into the disease.

Keywords
Leprosy; Prejudice; Rejection.

Cite this paper
Carina Cavalcanti Nogueira Lopez, Luana Nepomuceno Gondim Costa Lima, Perception of leprosy in patients and their families, SCIREA Journal of Health. Vol. 3 , No. 4 , 2019 , pp. 70 - 78 .

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