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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The meaning of the rubella vaccine for pregnant women
Author: Ozaki, LMTR
Shimo, AKK
Abstract: The research was aimed at describing the meaning of the rubella vaccine to women who were discovered pregnant after having received the measles-rubella vaccine during the 2001 campaign against rubella, and who lived in 10 cities within the region of DIR XX from Sao Joao da Boa Vista. The theory of Social Representation was used as a reference framework for the research, and data were collected through the Collective Subject Discourse technique, involving 18 women who either were pregnant or became pregnant within 30 days after having received the vaccine. Through their discourse, it was possible to unveil the diversity of meanings the rubella vaccine has when dispensed during pregnancy, characterized as a threat to their and their children's physical integrity and to their conjugal relationship. The meanings constitute an important source of information that allows health professionals and administrators to reflect, so they can reconsider their role as health promoters.
Subject: pregnancy
rubella vaccine
rubella syndrome
prenatal care
Country: Brasil
Editor: Univ Sao Paolo
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0104-11692007000400002
Date Issue: 2007
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