NECK CIRCUMFERENCE AS A MARKER FOR METABOLIC SYNDROME IN PRIMARY CARE IN RURAL AREAS
Keywords:Rural population, Family Health, Primary Health Care, Metabolic syndrome
Considering neck circumference as a marker for metabolic syndrome in Primary Care in rural areas, this study had the general objective of contributing to the identification of users at risk of metabolic syndrome, favoring adequate management as necessary and a new look at the practice of how triage and intervene in the population based on the principles of health promotion and prevention of diseases and injuries. The research is descriptive with a quantitative approach. The method used an objective questionnaire, sociodemographic questions, chronic conditions, drug therapy, anthropometric measurements, results of biochemical tests, food consumption, Framingham score and physical activity habits. The sample consisted of 130 respondents with a margin of error of 0.5 and a confidence interval of 95%. The analysis of tabulated data was performed using the R Studio program. The results showed that neck circumference can be an important health indicator, as it is a screening tool capable of identifying individuals diagnosed with MS. The ease of application and low cost can enable its use in Primary Health Care services.
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Copyright (c) 2022 Vanessa Teixeira de Souza Guedes; Karine Domingos de Araújo, Cláudia Cristina Vieira Gonçalves Pastorello, Bruna Paola Murino Rafacho, Camila Medeiros da Silva Mazzeti
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