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Title: The hidden impact of rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in professional, financial, and psychosocial health of Latin American orthopedic trauma surgeons
Authors: GIORDANO, VincenzoBELANGERO, WilliamGODOY-SANTOS, Alexandre LemePIRES, Robinson EstevesXICARA, Jose ArturoLABRONICI, Pedro
Citation: INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED, v.52, n.4, p.673-678, 2021
Abstract: Objective: To assess the quality of life of Latin American orthopedic trauma surgeons during the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America. Methods: A total of 400 orthopedic trauma surgeons from 14 Latin American countries were invited to complete an electronic survey aiming to understand the general situation of COVID-19 in each country and how COVID-19 had impacted life's participant financially and psychosocially. The relationship between the occurrence of the disease and the existence of legal regulations on the medical activity in the respondent's country, protocols for tracking the disease among patients hospitalized in an emergency basis due to skeletal trauma, and personal protective equipment to deal with patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who need orthopedic trauma surgery was investigated, as well as the financial and psychosocial impact caused by the disease. Data was statistically analyzed with significance p < 0.05. Results: 220 respondents completed the survey. 21 respondents were diagnosed with COVID-19. Local regulation was decisive in terms of increasing the risk for COVID-19 disease (p = 0.001). 91.8% of the respondents reported being concerned about their financial health and 57.7% described a state of feeling emotionally overextended. 75.0% believe that pandemic can change their professional activity. Conclusion: The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America has negatively impacted the professional, financial, and psychosocial health of orthopedic trauma surgeons. It seems reasonable to state that the combination of psychosocial distress and deprivation together with financial uncertainty and decreased revenue can be straightly related to development of burnout symptoms among doctors.
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Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - COVID-19
COVID-19

Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - HC/IOT
Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia - HC/IOT

Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - LIM/41
LIM/41 - Laboratório de Investigação Médica do Sistema Músculoesquelético

Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - ODS/08
ODS/08 - Trabalho decente e crescimento econômico


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