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HERNANDEZ ZAMBRANO, Sandra Milena; AMEZCUA, Manuel; GOMEZ URQUIZA, José Luis  and  HUESO MONTORO, César. How to develop Self-care Recommendation Guides for Patients and Caregivers. Index Enferm [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.4, pp.245-249. ISSN 1699-5988.

Aim: Obtain a standarize structure to elaborate and plublish Self-care Recommenation Guides for patients and caregivers following a Participatory Action Research methodology. Methodology: The guide is made from three phases: Emergency, Interaction and Modeling. In the Emergency phase is identified and analyzes the main problem which affect to the target population, the development team is formed and a search of scientific literature in order to respond to this problem is done. In the Interaction phase, a dialogue of knowledge between professionals and citizens is set to analyze and select those recommendations that are considered a priority for the target population; they adapt the recommendations to the level of understanding and cultural environment of patients or caregivers and those recommendations are implemented in order to evaluate their effectiveness. Finally, in the Modeling phase, the final document is prepared, considering three elements: design guide, subject-matters and structure. Structure of the Guideline: The format set consists of 7 sections: presentation of the document, an overview of the problem approached in the guide, recommendations by themes, web resources for patients and caregivers, authors and institutions that participated in and bibliography. Expected utility: The information contained in these guides are adjusted to the language of citizens, it is rigorous but easy to understand and facilitates making decisions based on the best available evidence. For clinical nurses it becomes a new instrument aimed to design educational materials based on scientific evidence.

Keywords : Self Care; Evidence-Based Nursing; Health Education; Qualitative Research; Community-Based Participatory Research.

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