2nd Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 17-18, 2022

June 17 -18, 2022 | Virtual Event
Infection 2022

Amanda Henriques Cavalheiro

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2022 - Amanda Henriques Cavalheiro
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Title : Adherence, physical limitation and social participation in leprosy patients in a high-complexity hospital


Background: Therapies and procedures to improve the quality of life of patients and adherence to treatment is a concern for the health systems and for health professionals. More studies related to preventive and therapeutic education, using educational technologies for health purposes are needed.
Objectives: To demonstrate the educational instruments developed by the researcher, as animated videos and posts, as well as the pharmacotherapeutic monitoring of pharmaceutical care, increase the adherence to the treatment of patients diagnosed with leprosy in a high-complexity hospital.
Methods: This is a longitudinal study, using quantitative and qualitative assessment tests to assess adherence to treatment and general knowledge about the disease and quality of life. From the data, educational materials were produced and tested on patients. Then, the impact of follow-up and instructional materials on treatment adherence was evaluated.
Results: Treatment adherence increases after the intervention of pharmaceutical care and health education, as per the Morisky-Green treatment test. The methodology was more effective in male patients with low education than in women, who already had high adherence. In addition, it was possible to identify that the Morisky-Green and Haynes-Sackett adhesion tests, used in the work, completely differed in their results, they occur to reflect the use of such tools in research in the area.
Conclusion: It is possible to increase patient treatment adherence through health education programs and pharmaceutical care.

Keywords: Educational tools; Leprosy; Medication Adherence; Pharmaceutical care.

What will audience learn from your presentation?

How to manage with patients adherence in pandemic situation. • How to use technologies to improve adherence in patients. • How pharmacists can use their knowledge to help chronic patients. • How to help leprosy patients to be more concerned about their treatment.


Graduated in Pharmacy-Biochemistry from the University of São Paulo (USP), Research and Development Analyst for the Medicines, Cosmetics and Food Industry with project development in the Natural Products area together with USP; Specialist in Pharmacology and Drug Interactions and Specialist in Teaching in Higher Education. Health Instructor in education programs for patients with chronic and rare diseases. Taught classes for vocational courses. She has already been a Responsible Pharmacist in a distributor of medicines and drugstores. She is currently Professor of Pharmacy Technician and is finishing her master's degree at FMRP - USP, working with leprosy patients