Restrictive and driving factors for teamwork in primary health care


  • Letícia Gabriela de Almeida Noce Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Carolina Feliciana Bracarense Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Bibiane Dias Miranda Parreira Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Ana Lúcia de Assis Simões Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Lucieli Dias Pedreschi Chaves Universidade de São Paulo
  • Bethania Ferreira Goulart Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro



Primary health care., Cooperative behavior., Patient care team., Family health strategy., Interprofessional relations.


To identify, from the professionals' perspective, restrictive and driving factors for teamwork, in the Family Health Strategy. Descriptive study / qualitative approach, carried out with a Family Health Strategy team, in a municipality in the interior of Minas Gerais. Population constituted of nine professionals working in the team for at least six months, interviewed in August / 2016. Data analysis followed content analysis, thematic modality. Nine professionals participated: six community health agents, one physician, one dentist and one oral health aide. The results that emerged from the interviews were grouped by content affinity, in four thematic units, of which two referred to difficulties (restrictive factors) and two, to facilities (driving factors) for teamwork. Restrictive factors for teamwork were included in thematic units: Inadequate organization and resources and weakened interpersonal relationships. It has been shown that inadequate organization / resources and fragile interpersonal relationships restrict and limit teamwork in the Family Health Strategy. The driving factors for teamwork were gathered in thematic units: In-service training and interpersonal relationships based on appropriate collaboration and communication. It was verified that in-service training and interpersonal relationship, based on collaboration, mutual aid and communication, impelled the said teamwork. Both the restrictive and the driving factors for teamwork are linked to the conditions for carrying out the work and the relationship between team agents. The evidence found in this research can lead to advances in organizational behavior, with emphasis on management practices aimed at ensuring and supporting the effective development of the teamwork modality


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DE ALMEIDA NOCE, L.G., BRACARENSE, C.F., PARREIRA, B.D.M., SIMÕES, A.L. de A.., CHAVES, L.D.P. and GOULART, B.F., 2020. Restrictive and driving factors for teamwork in primary health care. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 672–680. [Accessed23 May 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v36n2a2020-42427. Available from:



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