Planning of operative groups in the care of health services users: integrating experiences

ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to present a panorama of the planning of operative groups carried out with health services users. A review was conducted in the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) database. In the 12 studies analyzed, the operative group theory was based on five different authors. The group aimed to prevent diseases/grievances and treat diseases, but the process highlighted the promotion of health associated with health education and food and nutrition education. The most common method of used evaluation was observation, however, few studies used evaluation indicators. The built panorama can help professionals in the planning and development of their own groups.