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COVID-19 exposure and health status of orthopedic residents: A survey study

Year 2022, Volume 39, Issue 2, 337 - 341, 18.03.2022

Abstract

Objectives: Considering the increased patient burden and disruptions in the healthcare system, orthopedic residents are affected both psychologically and physically while working both in the management of trauma patients and caring for COVID-19 patients. Our objective was to investigate the virus exposure and health status of orthopedic residents during the pandemic and to review the measures that can be taken. Methods: A survey consisting of 15 questions was organized and circulated through e-mail groups and social media platforms in order to evaluate the health status of residents. Demographic data, co-morbidities, whether they had a COVID-19 infection, time they work in orthopedics-related and COVID-related units, whether there was infection among their colleagues or family members and the infected patient care were questioned. Results: A total of 136 residents completed the survey, of which 41 (30.1%) were infected. A significant difference was found between COVID-infected and COVID-free residents in terms of comorbidities (p=0.026). Residents with infection among their colleagues had lower infection rates (p<0.001). No significant difference was found between groups in terms of the working periods in orthopedics-related or COVID-related units (p>0.05 for each). Conclusions: With this study, it was reported for the first time that approximately one third of orthopedic residents were infected in our country, regardless of the units they work. The fact that residents with infected colleagues have lower infection rates, demonstrates the importance of self-awareness and protective behaviors. During the pandemic, all healthcare professionals should pay maximum attention for simple measures, like practicing protective behaviors and use of personal protective equipment.

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Year 2022, Volume 39, Issue 2, 337 - 341, 18.03.2022

Abstract

References

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Primary Language English
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Clinical Research
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Batuhan GENCER> (Primary Author)
SAĞLIK BİLİMLERİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ, ANKARA ŞEHİR SAĞLIK UYGULAMA VE ARAŞTIRMA MERKEZİ, CERRAHİ TIP BİLİMLERİ BÖLÜMÜ, ORTOPEDİ VE TRAVMATOLOJİ ANABİLİM DALI
0000-0003-0041-7378
Türkiye


Ahmet ÇULCU>
SAĞLIK BİLİMLERİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ, ANKARA ŞEHİR SAĞLIK UYGULAMA VE ARAŞTIRMA MERKEZİ, CERRAHİ TIP BİLİMLERİ BÖLÜMÜ, ORTOPEDİ VE TRAVMATOLOJİ ANABİLİM DALI
0000-0003-1645-3410
Türkiye


Özgür DOĞAN>
SAĞLIK BİLİMLERİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ, ANKARA ŞEHİR SAĞLIK UYGULAMA VE ARAŞTIRMA MERKEZİ, CERRAHİ TIP BİLİMLERİ BÖLÜMÜ, ORTOPEDİ VE TRAVMATOLOJİ ANABİLİM DALI
0000-0002-5913-0411
Türkiye

Early Pub Date March 18, 2022
Publication Date March 18, 2022
Application Date June 22, 2021
Acceptance Date October 14, 2021
Published in Issue Year 2022, Volume 39, Issue 2

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Bibtex @research article { omujecm956291, journal = {Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine}, issn = {1309-4483}, eissn = {1309-5129}, address = {}, publisher = {Ondokuz Mayıs University}, year = {2022}, volume = {39}, number = {2}, pages = {337 - 341}, title = {COVID-19 exposure and health status of orthopedic residents: A survey study}, key = {cite}, author = {Gencer, Batuhan and Çulcu, Ahmet and Doğan, Özgür} }
APA Gencer, B. , Çulcu, A. & Doğan, Ö. (2022). COVID-19 exposure and health status of orthopedic residents: A survey study . Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine , 39 (2) , 337-341 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/omujecm/issue/68947/956291
MLA Gencer, B. , Çulcu, A. , Doğan, Ö. "COVID-19 exposure and health status of orthopedic residents: A survey study" . Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine 39 (2022 ): 337-341 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/omujecm/issue/68947/956291>
Chicago Gencer, B. , Çulcu, A. , Doğan, Ö. "COVID-19 exposure and health status of orthopedic residents: A survey study". Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine 39 (2022 ): 337-341
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ISNAD Gencer, Batuhan , Çulcu, Ahmet , Doğan, Özgür . "COVID-19 exposure and health status of orthopedic residents: A survey study". Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine 39 / 2 (March 2022): 337-341 .
AMA Gencer B. , Çulcu A. , Doğan Ö. COVID-19 exposure and health status of orthopedic residents: A survey study. J. Exp. Clin. Med.. 2022; 39(2): 337-341.
Vancouver Gencer B. , Çulcu A. , Doğan Ö. COVID-19 exposure and health status of orthopedic residents: A survey study. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine. 2022; 39(2): 337-341.
IEEE B. Gencer , A. Çulcu and Ö. Doğan , "COVID-19 exposure and health status of orthopedic residents: A survey study", Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 337-341, Mar. 2022