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Impact of COVID-19 on education, health and lifestyle behaviour of Brazilian urology residents

Overview of attention for article published in International Brazilian Journal of Urology, August 2021
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Impact of COVID-19 on education, health and lifestyle behaviour of Brazilian urology residents
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International Brazilian Journal of Urology, August 2021
DOI 10.1590/s1677-5538.ibju.2021.99.09
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José Antonio Prezotti, João Victor T. Henriques, Luciano A. Favorito, Alfredo F. Canalini, Marcos G. Machado, Thulio B. V. Brandão, Akemi M. V. Barbosa, Julyana K. M. Moromizato, Karin M. J. Anzolch, Roni de C. Fernandes, Fransber R. A. Rodrigues, Carlos H. S. Bellucci, Caroline S. Silva, Antonio Carlos L. Pompeo, Jose de Bessa Jr., Cristiano M. Gomes


To evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on clinical and surgical practice, educational activities, health and lifestyle behavior of Brazilian urology residents. A web-based survey was sent to 468 Brazilian urology residents from postgraduate years (PGY) 3 to 5 to collect data on clinical practice and training after 4 months of COVID-19. We also assessed health-related and behavior changes, rate of infection by SARS-CoV-2, deployment to the front line of COVID-19, residents' concerns, and access to personal protective equipment (PPE). Massive reductions in elective and emergency patient consultations, diagnostic procedures and surgeries were reported across the country, affecting PGY 3 to 5 alike. Most in-person educational activities were abolished. The median damage to the urological training expected for 2020 was 6.0 [3.4 -7.7], on a scale from 0 to 10, with senior residents estimating a greater damage (P < 0.001). Educational interventions developed included online case-based discussions, subspeciality conferences and lectures, and grand rounds. Most senior residents favored extending residency to compensate for training loss and most younger residents favored no additional training (p< 0.001). Modifications in health and lifestyle included weight gain (43.8%), reduced physical activity (68.6%), increased alcoholic intake (44.9%) and cigarette consumption (53.6%), worsening of sexual life (25.2%) and feelings of sadness or depression (48,2%). Almost half were summoned to work on the COVID-19 front-line and 24.4% had COVID-19. Most residents had inadequate training to deal with COVID-19 patients and most reported a shortage of PPE. Residents' concerns included the risk of contaminating family members, being away from residency program, developing severe COVID-19 and overloading colleagues. COVID-19 had a massive impact in Brazilian urology residents´ training, health and lifestyle behavior, which may reflect what happened in other medical specialties. Studies should confirm these findings to help developing strategies to mitigate residents' losses.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 92 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 16%
Researcher 8 9%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 7%
Other 3 3%
Other 15 16%
Unknown 37 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 9%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Unspecified 3 3%
Psychology 3 3%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 40 43%

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