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Enfermería Global

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DE AZEVEDO, Thalita Rodrigues et al. Accessibility for persons with physical disabilities in public hospitals. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.37, pp.310-318. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: Check the physical facilities of public hospitals in the city of João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil, in order to improve the access of people with disabilities. Methodology: This was a descriptive, exploratory study with a quantitative approach, conducted in four public hospitals in João Pessoa-PB. Data were collected through systematic observation technique, using a structured questionnaire by the researcher with the information contained in ABNT NBR 9050. Results: The results showed irregularities of hospitals in relation to the physical structure recommended by the ABNT NBR 9.050/2004. Conclusion: Thus it is suggested that health institutions suited to improvements regarding accessibility for people with disabilities to exercise their rights as citizens, ensuring security, autonomy and well-being.

Keywords : Disabled persons; Acessiblidade; Health.

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