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Vol. 3 (2024)

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Lucia Asencios-Trujillo, Lida Asencios-Trujillo, Carlos La Rosa-Longobardi, Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza, Livia Piñas-Rivera Lucia Asencios-Trujillo, Lida Asencios-Trujillo, Carlos La Rosa-Longobardi, Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza, Livia Piñas-Rivera Inwang Edet Usoro, Elizabeth Oluwatoyin Adawale-George, Abdullah Shuaibu, Michael Promise Ogolodom, Emmanuel Emeka Ezugwu, Godswill Monday Effiong, Victor Kelechi Nwodo, Anayo Christian Okwor, Misael Ron Lucia Asencios-Trujillo, Lida Asencios-Trujillo, Carlos La Rosa-Longobardi, Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza, Livia Piñas-Rivera María Carla Hernández Martínez, Michael Angel González Medina Lucia Asencios-Trujillo, Lida Asencios-Trujillo, Carlos La Rosa-Longobardi, Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza, Livia Piñas-Rivera Michel Oria Saavedra, Gloria Concepción Rojas Ruíz, Anibal Espinosa Aguilar, Jazmin Sebastiana Vaesken Rojas, Elias Hernán Presentado Mora, Cindi Jazmín Pérez Miño ,

Published: January 6, 2024

Contents

2024-01-20 Original
Stress level in nursing professionals in a hospital center during the COVID-19 pandemic

Stress is any psycho-emotional tension experienced by nursing professionals during the coronavirus pandemic, therefore, the objective of the investigation is to determine the level of stress in nursing professionals in a hospital center during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional and non-experimental study, with a population of 127 nursing professionals, who completed a sociodemographic data questionnaire and the nursing stress scale. In their results, 12.6% (n=16) of nurses have high stress, 40.9% (n=52) medium stress and 46.5% (n=59) low stress. In conclusion, programs aimed at mental health, training in resilient skills and coping strategies for stress must be created.

By Lucia Asencios-Trujillo, Lida Asencios-Trujillo, Carlos La Rosa-Longobardi, Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza, Livia Piñas-Rivera

2024-01-10 Original
Fear in health professionals working in a hospital institution in Covid-19

El miedo es una experiencia negativa en los profesionales de la salud dado a que la exposición durante la pandemia, alta demanda laboral y las implicaciones emocionales, tienen efectos significativos en su bienestar psicológico, por tanto, el objetivo de investigación es, determinar el miedo en los profesionales de la salud que laboran en una institución hospitalaria de COVID-19. Es un estudio cuantitativo, descriptivo, transversal y no experimental, con una población de 220 profesionales de salud que respondieron un cuestionario de datos sociodemográficos y la escala de miedo a COVID-19. En sus resultados, el 23%(n=51) de los profesionales tienen un bajo miedo al COVID-19, 37%(n=91) miedo medio al COVID-19 y 40%(n=88) miedo alto al COVID-19. En conclusión, la exposicion constante de los profesionales de la salud ante el riesgo de contagio, excesiva carga laboral y presión emocional durante la pandemia, a generado niveles altos de miedo.

By Lucia Asencios-Trujillo, Lida Asencios-Trujillo, Carlos La Rosa-Longobardi, Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza, Livia Piñas-Rivera

2024-04-17 Original
Challenges encountered by newly qualified radiographers in their early clinical practice in southwestern Nigeria

Background: Formal qualification does not rule out the challenges a radiographer may face by virtue of being new in the clinical practice, and does not necessarily mean acquisition of the needed competency to practice. This study was designed to evaluate challenges encountered by newly qualified Radiographers in their early clinical practice in Southwestern Nigeria. Materials and methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 360 newly qualified Radiographers selected hospitals in South West Nigeria. A well-designed questionnaire was used for data collection and it was analysed with descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The major communication challenges were: effective communication with patients and careers (3.8 ± 0.8) and effective communication with members of the team (3.8 ± 1.0). The major clinical challenges identified were: cannot perform special exams unaided (1.7 ± 0.6) and cannot prioritize exams according to urgency (1.6 ± 1.0). The major technical challenges identified were: cannot take remedial actions for poor quality radiograph (2.1 ± 0.5) and restriction from access to some machines (1.9 ± 0.7). The major workload challenges identified were: assignment of too much work (2.0 ± 0.4) and poor supervision of new radiographers by superiors (1.7 ± 0.9). The major welfare challenges identified were delay in salary (2.1 ± 0.7) and difficulty in getting internship placement (2.1 ± 0.6). The result from the Chi-square test revealed that there were no statistically significant relationships between the challenges faced by newly qualified radiographers in their early clinical practice and their categories (χ2 =4.806, df=2, p= 0.09).Conclusion: Newly qualified radiographers faces numerous challenges such as technical, communication, workload, poor supervision as well as welfare challenges. There were no statistically significant relationships between the challenges faced by newly qualified radiographers in their early clinical practice and their categories. The study, therefore, recommends the need to create a formal mentorship program for newly qualified radiographers, to provide them with guidance and support. There is also need to provide opportunities for continued professional development for newly qualified radiographers, such as workshops or courses. Also, more staff should be employed so that the workloads are evenly distributed among the radiographers on staff.

By Inwang Edet Usoro, Elizabeth Oluwatoyin Adawale-George, Abdullah Shuaibu, Michael Promise Ogolodom, Emmanuel Emeka Ezugwu, Godswill Monday Effiong, Victor Kelechi Nwodo, Anayo Christian Okwor, Misael Ron

2024-01-20 Original
Level of empathy in nursing professionals working in a hospital institution in Callao

Empathy in nursing professionals is one of the skills to show sensitivity, understanding and support to patients, therefore, the objective of the research is to determine the level of empathy in nursing professionals who work in a hospital institution in Callao. . It is a quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional and non-experimental study, with a population of 105 nurses who completed a sociodemographic data questionnaire and the Jefferson Empathy Scale. In their results, 2.9% (n=3) of the nurses have high empathy, 81% (n=81) medium empathy and 16.2% (n=17) low empathy. In conclusion, empathy is very important for nursing care, since by being so committed to patient care, empathy can be improved according to the needs that the patient presents.

By Lucia Asencios-Trujillo, Lida Asencios-Trujillo, Carlos La Rosa-Longobardi, Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza, Livia Piñas-Rivera

2024-01-15 Original
Impact of Toxic Substance Use on Quality of Life in Adolescents

Introduction: Drug is any chemical substance capable of interacting with a living organism and, from the medical point of view, used for the treatment, prevention, cure or diagnosis of diseases.
Objective: To characterize the consumption of toxic substances in adolescents of the "Arístides Viera González" Preuniversity Institute.
Methods: A descriptive-transversal observational study was carried out. The universe consisted of 187 students belonging to the "Arístides Viera González" Preuniversity Institute, in the period January-December 2021.
Results: Female sex predominated (55.08%), being 16 years old the most frequent age (42.9%). In terms of toxic habits, consumers of other toxic substances such as cola predominate (53.47%). 64.17% of students refer that at school they are educated about the damage caused by toxic habits and 42.78% of students agree that the family constantly talks to them about the benefits of leading a healthy life and that if there can be fun without toxic habits.
Conclusions: One of the major public health problems is the consumption of toxic substances. There was a predominance of female students and of students who consume other toxic substances such as cola. Most of the students state that they are educated at school about the harm caused by toxic substances and that the family exerts great influence on them to lead a healthy life. There is a predominance of students who believe that there can be no fun without substances.

By María Carla Hernández Martínez, Michael Angel González Medina

2024-01-20 Original
E-health literacy level of university teachers attending first level health centers in South Lima

Literacy in e-health today is very important, since it allows the population access to care, but many people do not know or do not know how to use it, which is why the research objective is, to determine the level of E-Health literacy of University Teachers served in first-level health centers in South Lima. It is a quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional and non-experimental study, with a population of 400 University Professors, who answered a sociodemographic questionnaire and the e-health scale. In their results, 18.3% (n=73) of University Teachers have a high level with respect to e-health literacy, 31.5% (n=126) medium level, 21.5% (n= 86) basic level and 28.8% (n=115) elementary level. In conclusion, it is necessary to provide health education programs, since this implementation would make it more feasible for health workers to carry out safe online practices for the population as well.

By Lucia Asencios-Trujillo, Lida Asencios-Trujillo, Carlos La Rosa-Longobardi, Djamila Gallegos-Espinoza, Livia Piñas-Rivera

2024-01-13 Review
Student satisfaction and quality of institutional life in Higher Health Education

Introduction: Higher Education institutions seek to achieve institutional quality and influence student satisfaction. This is a feature that deserves an analysis that brings it closer to the particularities of the training of health students. Well, although it is a frequent topic under discussion, university demands increase.
Objective: Analyze current theoretical conceptions about student satisfaction and institutional quality of life in Higher Health Education.
Method: Integrative review for a critical and reflective analysis of contents of documents published between 2017-2023 with a methodology and theoretical reference. Keywords identified in DeCS and MeHS and Boolean operators were used: “higher education policy AND “health education” AND “universities” AND “medical education” AND “health students”, AND “accreditation”. The search strategy was carried out in the Índex, SciELO, Redalyc, Dialnet databases. The flow chart (PRISMA) was used to formulate the search strategy, 102 articles were identified and reviewed, of which 11 were useful regarding the evolution of the category. The following inclusion criteria were considered: original or review studies, available in full text, that declared the methodology applied, published in English and Spanish.
Conclusions: The conceptions of student satisfaction and institutional quality in Higher Health Education reveal the starting point for research. They show the complexity of the categories, which prevents delving into each independent one, and proportional relationships. Operational definitions are offered that contain the relationships.

By Michel Oria Saavedra, Gloria Concepción Rojas Ruíz, Anibal Espinosa Aguilar, Jazmin Sebastiana Vaesken Rojas, Elias Hernán Presentado Mora, Cindi Jazmín Pérez Miño

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