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GRIPPO, Leticia  and  CHARDON, María Cristina. Care, information and usage of health system: social representations of participation in health field in teenager users of CABA health system. Anu. investig. [online]. 2009, vol.16, pp. 239-247. ISSN 1851-1686.

In this article we present the results from the Master´s thesis project named "Representations of participation in health field of teenager users of health public system of CABA" directed by Dr. María Cristina Chardon. The project has a qualitative, exploratory and descriptive design. Data collection was done by using deep interviews, observations and focal groups. The sample has a majority of women and one third of the sample are men. Ages range between 12 and 19 years old. Results show that the majority of teenager users have created social representations about participation in health field and that a minority has not. Social representations relate to information research, care practices and the usage of health field.

Keywords : Social representations; Participation; Teenagers; Care; Information; Usage of health system.

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