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Interface (Botucatu, Online) ; 24: e180626, 2020. tab, ilus
Artigo em Português | LILACS | ID: biblio-1040199

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Buscou-se analisar as representações da sexualidade e prevenção em cartazes produzidos pelo Departamento de Doenças de Condições Crônicas e Infecções Sexualmente Transmissíveis (DCCI) a partir da diretriz da prevenção combinada (PC), adotada em 2013. Realizou-se análise de conteúdo, de caráter descritivo e documental, dos cartazes de campanhas do dia 1º de dezembro (2013-2017). Resultados apontam que aspectos relacionais do uso do preservativo teriam menos relevância, ao passo que a individualização do cuidado vem se acirrando sob a lógica de "testar para se conhecer". Nota-se a oferta de alternativas de prevenção, por meio do símbolo do tripé "preservativo, teste e comprimido", ou de novas tecnologias como a profilaxia pré-exposição (PrEP) e Profilaxia Pós Exposição (PEP). Isso sugere que, desde seu lançamento, a PC passou a orientar as campanhas do DCCI, em oposição a campanhas anteriores que privilegiavam populações-alvo e o preservativo masculino.(AU)


El objetivo fue analizar las representaciones de la sexualidad y prevención en carteles producidos por el Departamento de Enfermedades de Condiciones Crónicas e Infecciones de Transmisión Sexual (DCCI, por sus siglas en portugués), a partir de la directriz de prevención combinada (PC), adoptada en 2013. Se realizó el análisis de contenido, de carácter descriptivo y documental de los carteles de campañas del día 1º de diciembre (2013-2017). Los resultados señalan que aspectos relacionales del uso del preservativo tendrían menos relevancia, mientras que la individualización del cuidado se recrudece bajo la lógica de "hacer test para conocerse". Se observa la oferta de alternativas de prevención a través del símbolo del trípode: "preservativo, test y comprimido" o de nuevas tecnologías como PrEP y PEP. Eso sugiere que, desde su lanzamiento, la PC pasó a orientar las campañas del DCCI, en oposición a campañas anteriores que privilegiaban a poblaciones-objetivo y el preservativo masculino.(AU)


The article sought to analyze representations of sexuality and prevention on posters produced by the Department of Chronic Conditions Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections (DCCI) stemming from the combination prevention (CP) guidelines adopted in 2013. A descriptive and documental content analysis of posters relative to the World Aids Day (December 1st) was carried out (2013-2017). Results indicate that relational aspects of condom use appear to be less relevant, and increments of the individualization of care under the logic of "know your status" are becoming stronger. It is also possible to notice preventive alternatives, by way of the tripod symbol: "condom, test and pill", or new technologies such as PrEP and PEP. This suggests that the CP has been guiding the DCCI campaigns since its launch, as opposed to previous campaigns focusing on target populations and male condoms.(AU)


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Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida/prevenção & controle , Sexualidade , Pôsteres como Assunto , Promoção da Saúde/provisão & distribução , Brasil , Estudos Epidemiológicos , Armazenamento e Recuperação da Informação/estatística & dados numéricos
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31835651

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BACKGROUND: Most research on hand hygiene compliance in community settings indicates that compliance is poor. It is not conclusive as to whether poster interventions are effective at improving compliance. METHODS: An independent, self-designed poster intervention was installed in one set of male and female public restrooms in a university campus in the UK. The hand hygiene practice and compliance of the university population was measured via indirect observation over a 60 day period. RESULTS: During the pre-intervention observation period, 51.09% of the university population practiced basic hand hygiene compliance (washed hands with water, soap and dried afterwards), and 7.88% practiced adequate hand hygiene compliance (washed hands with water and soap for 20 s or more and dried afterwards for 20 s or more). During the post-intervention observation period, 55.39% of the university population were observed practicing basic hand hygiene compliance, and 7.97% practicing adequate hand hygiene compliance. Gender differences revealed that more females practiced basic hand hygiene in the post-intervention observation period (62.81%) than during the pre-intervention period (49.23%) and this was statistically significant (χ2 = 13.49, p = < 0.01). DISCUSSION: The poster intervention had a limited effect on improving the basic and adequate hand hygiene compliance of the general population when using public restrooms. The use of independent, self-designed posters to improve hand hygiene practice and compliance is largely ineffective in the short term and should be used with caution in future intervention strategies.


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Fidelidade a Diretrizes/estatística & dados numéricos , Higiene das Mãos , Promoção da Saúde/métodos , Pôsteres como Assunto , Toaletes , Adulto , Feminino , Higiene das Mãos/métodos , Higiene das Mãos/normas , Higiene das Mãos/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Masculino , Avaliação de Resultados em Cuidados de Saúde , Reino Unido , Universidades
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BMC Med Educ ; 19(1): 432, 2019 Nov 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31752818

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BACKGROUND: The massification of higher education is often associated with poor student engagement, poor development of their critical thinking, inadequate feedback and poor student throughput. These factors necessitate the need to devise novel, innovative methods to teach, assess and provide feedback to learners to counter the restrictions imposed due to the large class learning environments. This study was conducted to ascertain the perceptions of 1st year medical students and staff at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine regarding the value of poster presentations as a strategy to enhance learning, assessment and feedback. METHODS: This was an exploratory observational, descriptive cross-sectional, case study. Data was collected through separate student and staff questionnaires that required participant responses on a five-point Likert scale. The data was extracted into Excel spreadsheets for quantitative analysis. RESULTS: Two-hundred- and-thirty (92%) student questionnaires were returned (N = 250). Most students indicated that the design and presentation of the poster had helped them to select important material (92%), understand and describe disadvantage (86%) and to make a difference in the community (92%). The students agreed that the poster assessment was an efficient (81%) and fair method (75%) that provided opportunities for meaningful feedback. Ten staff members responded to the questionnaire. Most staff members (90%) indicated that the poster presentation had allowed students to demonstrate their engagement in a meaningful and appropriate way around issues of disadvantage and HIV and agreed that the poster presentations allowed for immediate and effective feedback. CONCLUSION: Students' interactions in the tasks promoted active engagement with others and course material; the development of higher order thinking and skills which added to students' accounts of transformative learning experiences. They could describe and illustrate the difference that they had made in their chosen community. The poster presentations allowed for quick and efficient marking, immediate feedback and an opportunity to validate the students' participation. Poster presentations offered an innovative way to encourage deep meaningful engagement and learning amongst peers and facilitators. Poster presentations should be more widely considered as an innovative way of encouraging deeper engagement and learning in a large class setting.


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Aglomeração , Educação de Graduação em Medicina , Pôsteres como Assunto , Ensino , Estudos Transversais , Aprendizado Profundo , Feminino , Feedback Formativo , Humanos , Masculino , Observação , Grupo Associado , Aprendizagem Baseada em Problemas , África do Sul , Inquéritos e Questionários
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Nephrol Nurs J ; 46(5): 545-549, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31566349

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This article in the "Exploring the Evidence: Focusing on the Fundamentals" series provides nephrology nurses with basic principles related to the dissemination of knowledge in a professional conference setting. This article provides steps to follow in the preparation and submission of an abstract, as well as the subsequent development of a poster or podium presentation.


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Disseminação de Informação , Enfermagem em Nefrologia , Congressos como Assunto , Humanos , Pôsteres como Assunto , Fala
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Nurs Manage ; 50(10): 45-51, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567825

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The following articles represent the first-place and runner-up winnersfrom the NMCongress2018 poster contest. Both posters were presented and recognized at last year's conference. Congratulations to our winners!


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Distinções e Prêmios , Enfermeiras Administradoras , Pôsteres como Assunto , Congressos como Assunto , Humanos
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Rev Med Suisse ; 15(664): 1707-1710, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31553535

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The academic poster, an illustrated summary of a scientific paper, is the most widely used tool by scientists to report on the progress of their work, in addition to oral presentations. It is often the first opportunity for a young clinician to present a clinical, public health or research work. In order to help with the realization of this work, we propose a practical guide including the necessary preparatory tools, the content, the appearance, the pitfalls to avoid as well as practical aspects to consider. The purpose of this article is to facilitate the realization of a visually appealing, structured and concise poster to promote discussion around the subject presented and possibly allow future collaborations.


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Pôsteres como Assunto , Pesquisa , Redação/normas
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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis ; 38(8): 1463-1469, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31102079

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Many doctors prescribe antibiotics for a cold, to meet patient's expectations. As a result, patient's education about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance forms a major component of the WHO's Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance. However, it is not known whether simple educational material can change a person's attitudes about antibiotic therapy. We designed three posters about antibiotic treatment for "cold and flu". Hospital inpatients answered a baseline survey and then were asked to look at one of three randomly selected posters. The posters highlighted the futility of antibiotic treatment for colds (futility), the risk of adverse drug reactions from antibiotics (harm), and the issue of antimicrobial resistance (resistance). Participants then completed a follow-up survey. Participants' expectations to receive antibiotics for a "bad cold" reduced significantly after viewing a poster (82/299, 27% expected antibiotics in the baseline survey compared with 13% in the follow-up survey, P < 0.01). Continuing expectation to receive antibiotics after viewing one of the posters was associated with expectation to receive antibiotics in the baseline survey and the strong belief that colds were caused by bacteria. Participants who viewed the resistance poster were more likely to continue to expect antibiotics than participants who viewed the futility poster (OR 2.46, 95%CI 1.16-5.20, P = 0.02). Following discussion of the study, viewing a poster reduced participants' expectations to receive antibiotics for a hypothetical cold. Changing patients' expectations to receive antibiotics using simple educational material about antibiotic futility could lead to significant reductions in antibiotic prescription for viral upper respiratory tract infections.


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Antibacterianos/efeitos adversos , Resfriado Comum/tratamento farmacológico , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Educação de Pacientes como Assunto/métodos , Pôsteres como Assunto , Adulto , Idoso , Resfriado Comum/psicologia , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla , Feminino , Hospitais , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Educação de Pacientes como Assunto/estatística & dados numéricos , Padrões de Prática Médica , Infecções Respiratórias/tratamento farmacológico , Inquéritos e Questionários
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Infect Dis Poverty ; 8(1): 22, 2019 Mar 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30909961

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BACKGROUND: Helminthiases have placed a huge burden of disease on the population in China. However, widespread control activities have led to significant achievements. As health education has been widely disseminated and plays an important role in the control and elimination of these diseases, we collected health education products aimed at controlling and preventing helminthiases in China. We analyzed their characteristics and assessed their quality. METHODS: Firstly, health education products aimed at controlling and preventing helminthiases were collected from a diverse range of organizations. Secondly, the expert brainstorming and Delphi methods were applied to establish an evaluation system, which was then used to assess the collected products systematically. Those deemed excellent were awarded. Characteristics - including type, source, targeted disease(s), targeted population, and languages - of the collected products and the awarded products were presented here. RESULTS: In total, 96 health education products on helminthiases were collected from 53 organizations. Most products belonged to either the graphic design (47) or daily-use (24) category. Seventy were collected from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and 20 from institutes or control stations of parasitic diseases, primarily at the provincial and county levels. Regarding disease targets of the products, 67 focused on a single helminthiasis, 25 on multiple helminthiases, and the remaining four on non-specific diseases. Of the 67 single helminthiasis-focused products, most targeted schistosomiasis (37), followed by echinococcosis (16). The majority of products (79) targeted the general population, while 11 targeted students specifically. Regarding languages, 86 products were only in Chinese, while the other ten were in both Chinese and the minority languages of China. Out of these ten products, one targeted schistosomiasis and the other nine targeted echinococcosis. Thirty-four products were awarded. The characteristics of the awarded products were similar to those of the collected products. CONCLUSIONS: A diverse range of health education products have been designed and applied for the prevention and control of helminthiases in China. Many products have good features such as specifying the targeted diseases and populations. However, there are significant gaps in terms of both the quantity and quality of products pertaining to some of the diseases. Experiences from the awarded products could be drawn upon to design more products aimed at a range of different helminthiases.


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Educação em Saúde/métodos , Helmintíase/prevenção & controle , China , Técnica Delfos , Promoção da Saúde , Humanos , Folhetos , Pôsteres como Assunto , Administração em Saúde Pública
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BMC Public Health ; 19(1): 1, 2019 Jan 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30606151

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BACKGROUND: Neonatal sepsis is a major cause of mortality worldwide, with most deaths occurring in low-income countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) '5 Moments for Hand Hygiene' poster has been used to reduce hospital-acquired infections, but there is no similar tool to prevent community-acquired newborn infections in low-resource settings. This assessment, part of the BabyGel Pilot study, evaluated the acceptability of the 'Newborn Moments for Hand Hygiene in the Home' poster. This was an educational tool which aimed to remind mothers in rural Uganda to clean their hands to prevent neonatal infection. METHODS: The BabyGel pilot was a cluster randomised trial that assessed the post-partum use of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) to prevent neonatal infections in Mbale, Uganda. Fifty-five women in 5 village clusters received the ABHR and used it from birth to 3 months postnatally, with use guided by the new poster. Following the study, 5 focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted consisting of 6-8 purposively sampled participants from intervention villages. FGDs were audio-recorded, transcribed then translated into English. Transcripts were inductively coded using ATLAS.ti® and qualitatively analysed using thematic content analysis. RESULTS: Most mothers reported that they understood the message in the poster ("The picture shows me you must use these drugs to keep your baby healthy") and that they could adhere to the moments from the poster. Some participants used the information from the poster to encourage other caregivers to use the ABHR ("after explaining to them, they liked it"). Other potential moments for hand hygiene were introduced by participants, such as after tending to domestic animals and gardening. CONCLUSION: The poster was well-received, and participants reported compliance with the moments for hand hygiene (although the full body wipe of the baby has since been removed). The poster will be adapted into a sticker format on the ABHR bottle. More focus could be put into an education tool for other caregivers who wish to hold the baby. Overall, the study demonstrated the acceptability of an adapted version of the WHO Moments for Hand Hygiene poster in the introduction of an intervention in the community. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ISRCTN67852437 , registered 02/03/2015. TRIAL FUNDING: Medical Research Council/ Wellcome Trust/ DfID (Global Health Trials Scheme).


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Higiene das Mãos , Educação em Saúde/métodos , Mães/psicologia , Sepse Neonatal/prevenção & controle , Pôsteres como Assunto , População Rural , Adolescente , Adulto , Feminino , Grupos Focais , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Mães/estatística & dados numéricos , Projetos Piloto , Pesquisa Qualitativa , População Rural/estatística & dados numéricos , Uganda , Organização Mundial da Saúde , Adulto Jovem
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Physis (Rio J.) ; 29(2): e290202, 2019. graf
Artigo em Português | LILACS | ID: biblio-1040764

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Resumo O artigo objetiva compreender como as vozes que têm transformado as práticas e as concepções sobre a loucura organizaram seu discurso e disputaram sentidos nos espaços públicos, através da análise de materiais de divulgação do Movimento da Reforma Psiquiátrica no Brasil. Mais especificamente, de cartazes da década de 1990, um dos momentos sócio-históricos discursivos estudados na tese "Movimentos Sociais em Saúde e Estratégias de Produção de Sentidos: no reclame da liberdade, o novo lugar da loucura". Os cartazes foram analisados em seus discursos, procurando identificar, compreender e comparar os dispositivos de enunciação do material avaliado, tendo como contraponto sua dimensão temporal e geográfica. Os resultados mostram que os anos 1990 como um tempo de consolidação do movimento e das práticas antimanicomiais, sendo cultura, liberdade e cidadania os principais valores em torno dos quais se articulou a produção de sentidos naquele momento histórico.


Abstract This article aims to understand how the voices that changed the practices and ideas about madness organized their discourse and disputed meanings in the public space, through the analysis of advertising material for the Brazilian Psychiatric Reform. More specifically in 1990's posters, one of the social-historical and discursive moments focused in the thesis: "Social Movements in Health and Strategies of Production of Senses: in the claim of freedom, the new place of madness". The posters were analyzed in their discourses trying to identify, comprehend and compare the enunciation devices in the light of their temporal and geographical aspects. The results identify the 1990's as a moment of consolidation for deinstitutionalization movement and practices (anti-manicomial), when culture, freedom and citizenship were the main values, which built the meaning of that historical moment.


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Psiquiatria/tendências , Saúde Mental/tendências , Pôsteres como Assunto , Comunicação em Saúde
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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen ; 138(17)2018 10 30.
Artigo em Inglês, Norueguês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30378403

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BACKGROUND: The interwar period was a time of comprehensive preventive health programmes in Norway. Physical exercise, nutritious diets, strict sleep regimens and better hygiene were at the centre of these efforts. A massive mobilisation of volunteers and professionals took place. The publication of House Maxims for Mothers and Children was part of this large-scale mobilisation, and consisted of ten posters with pithy health advice for hanging on the wall. Mothers were an important target group for health promotion. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The posters have previously received little attention in medical literature, but they can elucidate some features of life and the health propaganda of their time. We have used databases that provide access to newspapers, books and medical literature: Retriever, bokhylla.no, Oria, PubMed and Web of Science. RESULTS: It is hard to quantify the effect of this popular movement when compared to political measures to improve living conditions. In any case, mortality rates fell, life expectancy increased and the dreaded communicable diseases were largely defeated. Special efforts were targeted at children, also with good results. Infant mortality fell and schoolchildren became healthier, stronger, taller and cleaner. INTERPRETATION: The line between social hygiene and general disciplining is blurred, for example the boundary between a healthy diet and bourgeois norms. The education of mothers and children also included a normative aspect that concerned good manners and control.


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Informação de Saúde ao Consumidor/história , Educação em Saúde/história , Promoção da Saúde/história , Pôsteres como Assunto , Criança , Saúde da Criança/história , História do Século XX , Humanos , Higiene/história , Mães/educação , Mães/história , Noruega , Serviços Preventivos de Saúde/história , Saúde Pública/história
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Actas urol. esp ; 42(9): 586-592, nov. 2018. tab
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-174859

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Introducción y objetivos: Investigamos el comienzo de la especialización urológica en España, desde finales del siglo xix hasta la institución del sistema de formación (MIR), con el objetivo de dar a conocer los centros y las personas que crearon unidades docentes o escuelas de adiestramiento urológico en las que se especializaron los primeros urólogos españoles. Material y métodos: Extraemos las referencias de los libros de historia de urología, de las publicaciones periódicas urológicas y de los pósteres sobre historia presentados en los congresos de la Asociación Española de Urología, completamos los datos y las fechas con el diccionario histórico de urólogos españoles. Resultado: Son 30 los focos de especialización urológica, 8 contaron con acreditación oficial reconocida por el ministerio correspondiente; de los que no nos consta su oficialidad, son en los servicios de urología de los grandes hospitales del país, los hospitales clínicos universitarios y en escuelas privadas dirigidas por destacados urólogos. Catorce son los núcleos principales, que corresponden cronológicamente a las ciudades de: Madrid, Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Cádiz, Santander, Valencia, Granada, Bilbao, San Sebastián, Oviedo, Zaragoza y Salamanca. Conclusión: La formación urológica en España desde finales del siglo xix y la primera mitad del xx estuvo bien establecida, tanto en centros acreditados oficialmente como en los servicios de urología de los principales hospitales, en los clínicos universitarios y en escuelas y clínicas privadas, dirigidas por urólogos bien preparados, que garantizaba una adecuada docencia y adiestramiento, método que persistió hasta la institución del sistema MIR en 1970


Introduction and objectives: We researched the start of urological specialisation in Spain, from the end of the 19th century to the institution of the education system (resident medical intern) to learn about the centres and individuals who created the urological teaching units and training schools in which the first Spanish urologists specialised their training. Material and methods: We extracted the references from books on the history of urology, from periodic urological publications and from the posters on history submitted to the congresses of the Spanish Urological Association and filled in the data and dates with the Historical Dictionary of Spanish Urologists. Result: There are 30 urological specialization centres, 8 with official accreditation recognised by the corresponding ministry but whose official status is unknown. These centres are in the urology departments of large Spanish hospitals, university clinic hospitals and in private schools directed by notable urologists. There are 14 main centres, corresponding chronologically to the following cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, Cadiz, Santander, Valencia, Granada, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Oviedo, Zaragoza and Salamanca. Conclusion: Urological training in Spain from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century was well-established, both in officially accredited centres and in the urology departments of the main hospitals, in university clinic hospitals and in private schools and clinics. The training was directed by experienced urologists who ensured proper teaching and training, a method that persisted until the institution of the resident medical intern system in 1970


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Humanos , Urologia/história , Docentes de Medicina/história , Educação Médica/história , Sociedades Médicas/história , Pôsteres como Assunto , Especialização/história , Faculdades de Medicina/história , Educação Médica/organização & administração , Sociedades Médicas/organização & administração , Urologia/educação
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Contraception ; 98(6): 528-534, 2018 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30369408

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OBJECTIVES: To refine the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s contraceptive education poster using patient-centered design. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted cognitive interviews with 26 women aged 18-44 living in North Carolina who spoke and read English and had ever had sex. We interviewed women about both a CDC and a patient-centered poster in alternating order. Participants were contraceptive users and non-users that we selected purposively to have a range of characteristics that might influence their perspective: age, race/ethnicity, previous births and pregnancies, contraceptive method(s) used in the past three months, pregnancy intentions, and numeracy. The initial response rate for participants was 55%. We used cognitive theory to code interviews for comprehension, relevance, and acceptability, as well as design and overall preference. We structured the 26 interviews into four rounds and revised the patient-centered poster after each round to improve these measures. RESULTS: By the final round, 83% of women preferred the patient-centered poster. The majority of women favored this poster's relevance (86%), and design (100%) and ease of comprehension (86%). Women raised few concerns about the acceptability of the final version of the patient-centered poster. Women identified many issues with both posters that the researchers did not anticipate, highlighting the value of patient-centered design approaches to educational materials. CONCLUSIONS: This study refined a patient-centered poster so that its language is clear and it addresses the informational needs of its target audience. IMPLICATIONS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Population Affairs recommend that clinicians educate women about contraception. This study developed a poster that could help clinicians follow this recommendation. Before widespread implementation, more research is needed to evaluate the poster's impact on contraceptive knowledge and behaviors.


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Recursos Audiovisuais , Compreensão , Eficácia de Contraceptivos , Educação em Saúde/métodos , Assistência Centrada no Paciente , Adolescente , Adulto , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. , Feminino , Humanos , Aceitação pelo Paciente de Cuidados de Saúde , Pôsteres como Assunto , Pesquisa Qualitativa , Estados Unidos , Adulto Jovem
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Work ; 61(1): 3-10, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30223408

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BACKGROUND: Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is caused by prolonged occupational exposure to hand-transmitted vibration. Although HAVS is preventable, disease awareness and prevention knowledge are lacking in high-risk workplaces; this may contribute to under-diagnosis, delays in seeking care, and poor health outcomes. Posters may be used to increase awareness in the workplace. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a pilot survey in workers with HAVS about poster use in their workplaces, their recommendations for poster campaigns and training programs, and their evaluation of HAVS awareness and prevention posters. METHODS: All eligible HAVS patients in the Occupational Health Clinic at St. Michael's Hospital, in Toronto, Canada, were asked to complete a questionnaire on workplace poster use and to evaluate a set of HAVS posters. RESULTS: Fifty workers participated; almost all were males, aged 50 and older, working in construction. Most indicated having non-HAVS specific awareness posters in their workplaces. There was a positive evaluation of the design, content, and potential usefulness of the posters. The poster depicting finger blanching stood out most. The poster depicting anti-vibration gloves rated highest for relatability and effectiveness at conveying disease importance. CONCLUSIONS: Participants supported the proposed use of industry-specific HAVS awareness posters in their workplaces. Future research should evaluate the effectiveness of these posters in the workplace.


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Síndrome da Vibração do Segmento Mão-Braço/diagnóstico , Pôsteres como Assunto , Idoso , Feminino , Síndrome da Vibração do Segmento Mão-Braço/fisiopatologia , Síndrome da Vibração do Segmento Mão-Braço/terapia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Exposição Ocupacional/efeitos adversos , Exposição Ocupacional/prevenção & controle , Ontário , Projetos Piloto , Inquéritos e Questionários
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