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Revista Medica Herediana

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ARIAS CONGRAINS, Jaime. The predominance of brain hemisphere in residents of the Department of Medicine. Rev Med Hered [online]. 1999, vol.10, n.1, pp.21-26. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objective: To measure the predominance of the cerebral hemispheres (c.h) in the medicine residents and to find some associate factors as web the correlation that they would have with the strategies inadequate to coping the stress. Material and methods: We apply a test to measure the predominance of the c.h. to the total of the 48 residents of medicine of the National Hospital Cayetano Heredia. The results were contrasted with demographic - educational variables and with the strategies to coping the stress that we obtained in a previous investigation. The results underwent the analysis bivariado and multivariado. Results and conclusions: 35.4% (17) of the residents showed a predominance of the left hemisphere (l.h.), which obtained a better mean qualification than of the right hemisphere (r.h.) and than the hemispheric integration (h.i.). The 6 residents with predominance of the r.h. obtained a better qualification in the entrance to the residence that those with predominance of the l.h.. In the multivariate analysis: having been born or studied medicine in Lima, the best qualification in the entrance to the residence program, showing interest for the results of the applied test and having studied in a state school, were the factors associated to the r.h. The abilities of the h.c. were correlated with some strategies to coping of the stress. Conclusions: The necessity to perfection the test of predominance the hemispheric integration, as soon as it would be associated with better academic, interpersonal aptitudes and adaptation to the stress. (Rev Med Hered 1999; 10:21-26).

Keywords : Cerebral hemispheres; stress; residents.

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