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Introduction: Educational program could optimize health promotion by acquisition appropriate behaviors. Specifically about the Obstructive Sleep Apnea, large portion of the population present this syndrome, but there is a little knowledge about that. Objective: To implement and analyze the effectiveness of: an educational program on the theme “Obstructive Sleep Apnea”, based on the dynamics of the Young Doctor Project (Projeto Jovem Doutor).
Methods: The knowledge multiplication strategies were comprised of creation of the educational material and implementation of the training program (face-to-face classes, practical activity, access to the Cybertutor, social action). Next, an assessment was performed by applying the investigation questionnaire of the level of knowledge and the Motivational Research Form.
Results: A total of 5 students participated and became Young Doctors after the educational program. Orientation about the theme was carried out by means of banner, folder, TV news, puppetry and mime game. By the end of the Cultural Event, knowledge had been multiplied to 985 people from the community.
Conclusions: Therefore, an educational program model on Obstructive Sleep Apnea was implemented based on the dynamics of the Young Doctor Project. Success was verified in its development, in the students´ motivational aspect and in the knowledge dissemination.
Sleep apnea, Obstructive, Speech, Language and hearing sciences, Telemedicine, Distance Education, Educational program, Language Disorder, Speech- Language Pathologists