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VELEZ ALVAREZ, Consuelo  and  GIRALDO OSORIO, Alexandra. Instruments for primary health care evaluation: a narrative review. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.39, pp.328-341. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: To conduct a narrative review about articles that present instruments used for primary health care evaluation worldwide. Materials and methods: The search was performed in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and Lilacs of articles published between 2008 and 2013. The descriptors used were: primary health care, health care evaluation mechanisms, questionnaires and validation study. The eligibility criteria for articles were three languages and validation studies. An analysis matrix was constructed by database with the characteristics of each item, then a final matrix was consolidated with the articles that met the inclusion criteria and the found instruments were analyzed. The data analysis was carried out by the two authors independently for greater objectivity. Results: 128 articles that met the inclusion criteria for the study were obtained. The percentage of instruments identified by analysis categories were: Lifestyle and chronic diseases 20.3%, PHC -Management 5.4% PHC - Relationship between Health equipment and User 23.4 %, Mental health 28, 9% and other subject areas 21.9%. Conclusions: There is a wide and varied availability of generic and specific instruments that have been validated in the global context for evaluating the primary health care strategy, from which it is possible to reconstruct the best evidence as a working tool.

Keywords : primary health care; evaluation; validity of tests; questionnaires; validation studies; health evaluation; review.

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