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Social representation of Hansen's disease thirty years after the term "leprosy" was replaced in Brazil.
Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos 2003; 10(Suppl 1):41-8HC

Abstract

Based on the theories of social representation (SC) and Central Core (CC), a structural study was undertaken regarding the neologism hanseniase (Hansen's disease), the term adopted by Brazil's Ministry of Health in the 1970s. Carried out during 2001, this study interviewed eight hundred housewives residing in the Rio de Janeiro and Duque de Caxias municipalities. It found that Hansen's disease is part of a process of modernization of common thinking, anchored in the additional representation of leprosy. This finding is understandable from the perspective that the central structure of a social representation has a historical determination, so short -and middle-term changes are not to be expected. Furthermore, there has been no ongoing investment in social marketing to make the new terminology more widely known. The authors discuss the relation between social representation and the concept of the history of mentalities.

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Medical School, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. mleide@uol.com.brNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Biography
Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14650406

Citation

Oliveira, Maria Leide Wand-del-Rey, et al. "Social Representation of Hansen's Disease Thirty Years After the Term "leprosy" Was Replaced in Brazil." Historia, Ciencias, Saude--Manguinhos, vol. 10, no. Suppl 1, 2003, pp. 41-8.
Oliveira ML, Mendes CM, Tardin RT, et al. Social representation of Hansen's disease thirty years after the term "leprosy" was replaced in Brazil. Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 2003;10(Suppl 1):41-8.
Oliveira, M. L., Mendes, C. M., Tardin, R. T., Cunha, M. D., & Arruda, A. (2003). Social representation of Hansen's disease thirty years after the term "leprosy" was replaced in Brazil. Historia, Ciencias, Saude--Manguinhos, 10(Suppl 1), pp. 41-8.
Oliveira ML, et al. Social Representation of Hansen's Disease Thirty Years After the Term "leprosy" Was Replaced in Brazil. Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 2003;10(Suppl 1):41-8. PubMed PMID: 14650406.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Social representation of Hansen's disease thirty years after the term "leprosy" was replaced in Brazil. AU - Oliveira,Maria Leide Wand-del-Rey, AU - Mendes,Carla Maria, AU - Tardin,Rachel Tebaldi, AU - Cunha,Mônica Duarte, AU - Arruda,Angela, PY - 2003/12/3/pubmed PY - 2004/2/26/medline PY - 2003/12/3/entrez SP - 41 EP - 8 JF - Historia, ciencias, saude--Manguinhos JO - Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos VL - 10 IS - Suppl 1 N2 - Based on the theories of social representation (SC) and Central Core (CC), a structural study was undertaken regarding the neologism hanseniase (Hansen's disease), the term adopted by Brazil's Ministry of Health in the 1970s. Carried out during 2001, this study interviewed eight hundred housewives residing in the Rio de Janeiro and Duque de Caxias municipalities. It found that Hansen's disease is part of a process of modernization of common thinking, anchored in the additional representation of leprosy. This finding is understandable from the perspective that the central structure of a social representation has a historical determination, so short -and middle-term changes are not to be expected. Furthermore, there has been no ongoing investment in social marketing to make the new terminology more widely known. The authors discuss the relation between social representation and the concept of the history of mentalities. SN - 0104-5970 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14650406/Social_representation_of_Hansen's_disease_thirty_years_after_the_term_"leprosy"_was_replaced_in_Brazil_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/mycobacterialinfections.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -