Differences on Primary Care Labor Perceptions in Medical Students from 11 Latin American Countries

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/617247
Title:
Differences on Primary Care Labor Perceptions in Medical Students from 11 Latin American Countries
Authors:
Pereyra Elías, Reneé ( 0000-0001-6398-4287 ) ; Mayta-Tristan, Percy ( 0000-0002-0861-6606 ) ; Montenegro Idrogo, Juan José; Mejia, Christian R.; Abudinén A., Gabriel; Azucas Peralta, Rita; Barrezueta Fernandez, Jorge; Cerna Urrutia, Luis; DaSilva DeAbreu, Adrián; Mondragón Cardona, Alvaro; Moya, Geovanna; Valverde Solano, Christian D.; Theodorus Villar, Rhanniel; Vizárraga León, Maribel
Citation:
Differences on Primary Care Labor Perceptions in Medical Students from 11 Latin American Countries 2016, 11 (7):e0159147 PLOS ONE
Publisher:
PLoS ONE
Journal:
PLOS ONE
Issue Date:
14-Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/617247
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0159147
Additional Links:
http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159147
Abstract:
Background The shortage in Latin-American Primary Care (PC) workforce may be due to negative perceptions about it. These perceptions might be probably influenced by particular features of health systems and academic environments, thus varying between countries. Methods Observational, analytic and cross-sectional multicountry study that evaluated 9,561 first and fifth-year medical students from 63 medical schools of 11 Latin American countries through a survey. Perceptions on PC work was evaluated through a previously validated scale. Tertiles of the scores were created in order to compare the different countries. Crude and adjusted prevalence ratios were calculated using simple and multiple Poisson regression with robust variance. Results Approximately 53% of subjects were female; mean age was 20.4±2.9 years; 35.5%were fifth-year students. Statistically significant differences were found between the study subjects’ country, using Peru as reference. Students from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Paraguay perceived PC work more positively, while those from Ecuador showed a less favorable position. No differences were found among perceptions of Bolivian, Salvadoran, Honduran and Venezuelan students when compared to their Peruvian peers. Conclusions Perceptions of PC among medical students from Latin America vary according to country. Considering such differences can be of major importance for potential local specific interventions.
Type:
info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
eng
Keywords:
Primary care; Physicians; Latin Americans; Medical Educations; Schools; Salaries; Chile; Perú
ISSN:
1932-6203
Email:
p.mayta@gmail.com

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dc.contributor.authorPereyra Elías, Reneées_PE
dc.contributor.authorMayta-Tristan, Percyes_PE
dc.contributor.authorMontenegro Idrogo, Juan Josées_PE
dc.contributor.authorMejia, Christian R.es_PE
dc.contributor.authorAbudinén A., Gabrieles_PE
dc.contributor.authorAzucas Peralta, Ritaes_PE
dc.contributor.authorBarrezueta Fernandez, Jorgees_PE
dc.contributor.authorCerna Urrutia, Luises_PE
dc.contributor.authorDaSilva DeAbreu, Adriánes_PE
dc.contributor.authorMondragón Cardona, Alvaroes_PE
dc.contributor.authorMoya, Geovannaes_PE
dc.contributor.authorValverde Solano, Christian D.es_PE
dc.contributor.authorTheodorus Villar, Rhannieles_PE
dc.contributor.authorVizárraga León, Maribeles_PE
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-19T13:44:53Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-19T13:44:53Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-14-
dc.identifier.citationDifferences on Primary Care Labor Perceptions in Medical Students from 11 Latin American Countries 2016, 11 (7):e0159147 PLOS ONEes_PE
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0159147-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/617247es_PE
dc.description.abstractBackground The shortage in Latin-American Primary Care (PC) workforce may be due to negative perceptions about it. These perceptions might be probably influenced by particular features of health systems and academic environments, thus varying between countries. Methods Observational, analytic and cross-sectional multicountry study that evaluated 9,561 first and fifth-year medical students from 63 medical schools of 11 Latin American countries through a survey. Perceptions on PC work was evaluated through a previously validated scale. Tertiles of the scores were created in order to compare the different countries. Crude and adjusted prevalence ratios were calculated using simple and multiple Poisson regression with robust variance. Results Approximately 53% of subjects were female; mean age was 20.4±2.9 years; 35.5%were fifth-year students. Statistically significant differences were found between the study subjects’ country, using Peru as reference. Students from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Paraguay perceived PC work more positively, while those from Ecuador showed a less favorable position. No differences were found among perceptions of Bolivian, Salvadoran, Honduran and Venezuelan students when compared to their Peruvian peers. Conclusions Perceptions of PC among medical students from Latin America vary according to country. Considering such differences can be of major importance for potential local specific interventions.es_PE
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dc.language.isoenges_PE
dc.publisherPLoS ONEes_PE
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159147es_PE
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_PE
dc.sourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.sourceRepositorio Académico - UPCes_PE
dc.subjectPrimary carees_PE
dc.subjectPhysicianses_PE
dc.subjectLatin Americanses_PE
dc.subjectMedical Educationses_PE
dc.subjectSchoolses_PE
dc.subjectSalarieses_PE
dc.subjectChilees_PE
dc.subjectPerúes_PE
dc.titleDifferences on Primary Care Labor Perceptions in Medical Students from 11 Latin American Countrieses_PE
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_PE
dc.identifier.journalPLOS ONEes_PE
dc.description.peer-reviewRevisión por pareses_PE
dc.contributor.emailp.mayta@gmail.comes_PE
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