Factores sociodemográficos maternos que predisponen a la presencia de sífilis congénita en el neonato.

This article presents the main results of one of the specific objectives of the research study "Reconstruction the nursing care to the newborn with positive VDRL blood test and presumptive diagnosis of congenital syphilis involving parents in the Neonatology Service of Hospital Dr. Adolfo Carit...

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Autor Principal: Morales Sánchez, Adriana
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2009
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/enfermeria/article/view/3619
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/19536
Sumario: This article presents the main results of one of the specific objectives of the research study "Reconstruction the nursing care to the newborn with positive VDRL blood test and presumptive diagnosis of congenital syphilis involving parents in the Neonatology Service of Hospital Dr. Adolfo Carit Eva. Investigative concerns emerged by observation in everyday clinical practice, where it has been an increase in the number of cases of infants treated and admitted with a diagnosis of "congenital syphilis" in neonatal nurseries, so they must stay for long time-periods of 15 days to a month receiving treatment. Furthermore, the change in the epidemiological profile now featuring Costa Rica, with respect to increased rates of sexually transmitted diseases, as indicated Alburg (2008). By using a quantitative, descriptive and transversal. The population consisted of 2346 women attended by delivery of which selected a sample of 69 women screened for syphilis, and a sample of 61 infants screened for congenital syphilis. The relevant result in this study lay in the ignorance of pregnant women about sex, low education and low self-esteem, as well as other factors, including cultural, social and personal which makes them more vulnerable to this public health problema.