Research Article of Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy
Physical education professionals at primary care and social control practices: national survey
SANTOS, S.F.S1, BENEDETTI, T.R.B2, GISELI MINATTO2, BORGES, R.A2, SOUSA, T.F3, SILVIO APARECIDO FONSECA, S.A4
Federal University of Amazonas/UFAM. Parintins – AM, Brasil1.
Federal University of Santa Catarina/UFSC. Florianópolis – SC, Brasil2.
Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro/UFTM. Uberaba – MG, Brasil3.
Estadual University of Santa Cruz/UESC. Ilhéus – BA, Brasil4
To investigate the association between Social Control and sociodemographic characteristics, academic training and work environment. This is a nationwide, exploratory, descriptive and quantitative study carried out in 2011 with 296 Physical Education professionals of Support Center for Family Health teams. The study outcome was the Social Control. Odds ratio was estimated to check associated factors. In Brazil, Physical Education professionals graduated in public institutions were twice likely to perform Social Control. Regarding regions, professionals from the Southeastern region were more likely to perform Social Control, who reported being trained by the management; professionals from the southeastern and northeastern regions, who performed health project in the territory; and those from the southern region, who had adequate physical structure for the profession.
Keywords: Unified Health System, Primary health care, Physical education.