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Título: Physical accessibility for disabled people : analysis of toilet facilities in primary Health Care Units
Autor(es): Áfio, Aline Cruz Esmeraldo
Carvalho, Luciana Vieira de
Marques, Juliana Freitas
Oliveira, Paula Marciana Pinheiro de
Almeida, Paulo Cesar de
Pagliuca, Lorita Marlena Freitag
Palavras-chave: Pessoas com Deficiência
Acesso aos Serviços de Saúde
Health Services Accessibility
Data do documento: Nov-2016
Editor: Open Journal of Nursing
Citação: ÁFIO, A. C. E. ; CARVALHO, L. V. ; MARQUES, J. F. ; OLIVEIRA, P. M. P. ; ALMEIDA, P. C. ; PAGLIUCA, L. M. F. (2016)
Abstract: Background: Accessibility enables the effective participation of disabled persons in public and private areas and the use of urban equipment and street furniture. Obje c- tive: This study aimed to analyze the physical accessibility of toilet facilities in urban and rural primary health care units. Methods: It was a quantitative descriptive study conducted in 157 Primary Health Care Units of 16 municipalities in the Baturité Massif region, Ceará, Brazil. The study took place from August 2014 to May 2015, with a checklist type form, designed from the Technical Standard 9050 of the Brazi l- ian National Standards Organization, specifying the ideal access conditions esta b- lished by law to allow mobility of persons with physical disabilities. Data were pro - cessed through the Stat istical Package for the Social Sciences software and organized into tables. Results: Toilets designed for physically disabled people were accessible as the location and signs (59.9%), identified with symbols for males and females (57.3%); however, the door way width was smaller than needed to accommodate a wheelchair (77.7%). Inside the bathroom, only the forward approach was possible (59.9%). Grab bars positioned on the side and rear walls were inadequate or no n- existent (67.6%); toilet seats (91.1%) and toi let paper dispensers (96.2%) were mostly in inaccessible heights; flush controls in appropriate height (59.2%) and activated by light pressure (58%). Sinks without pedestal (51%), but higher than recom mended (80.3%) and without single handle faucets (95.6%). It was verified that the toilets of basic health units located in urban areas had better accessibility conditions compared to those in rural areas. Conclusion: Results showed that the analyzed units pr e- sented physical inaccessibility in some toilet facilities, making it difficult or even impossible the accessibility for the disabled. The inclusion of accessibility features in health services for this clientele provides equal opportunities and social incl u- sion.
Descrição: ÁFIO, Aline Cruz Esmeraldo et al. Physical accessibility for disabled people : analysis of toilet facilities in Primary Health Care Units. Open Journal of Nursing, v. 6, p. 948-957, nov. 2016.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufc.br/handle/riufc/22426
ISSN: Print: 2162-5336
Online: 2162-5344
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