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QUANDT XAVIER, Sheila; CEOLIN, Teila; ECHEVARRIA-GUANILO, María Elena  and  DA COSTA MENDIETA, Marjoriê. Conception of Health and Self-Care by Male Population from a Basic Health Care Unit. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.40, pp.44-54. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: To know the care to health in a look to male population which attends groups of education in health from a Unity of Primary Health Care (UBS) in Southern of Rio Grande do Sul (RS). Method: It consists in a qualitative study, descriptive and exploratory, developed with six users of a UBS from the urban area of the city of Pelotas (RS). Data collection occurred on November to December of 2012 through a semi structured interview, and after submitted to content analysis. The study had approval from Committee of Ethics and Research from Faculdade de Enfermagem at Universidade Federal de Pelotas. Results: From the analysis of data, it was possible to identify three themes: participants' decryption; conception of health, and perception of care (self-care) to health. The obtained results pointed that men have a worry about care to health and perform preventive actions as a way to maintain their health. Final Considerations: Men's comprehension about the process of health and self-care contributes to the accomplishment of actions, and these are effective to the improvement of the conditions of life.

Keywords : Delivery of health care; men's health; health-disease process; self care primary health care; family health.

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