Revista Medica Herediana
ISSN 1018-130X versión impresa
LLANOS ZAVALAGA, Luis Fernando, VELASQUEZ HURTADO, Jose Enrique, VENTOSILLA VILLANUEVA, Ronald et al. Actitudes hacia prevención y promoción en salud en estudiantes de medicina de una universidad peruana. Rev Med Hered, abr./jun 2006, vol.17, no.2, p.81-89. ISSN 1018-130X.
Objective: To determine attitudes toward prevention and health promotion in medical students. Material and Methods: Cross-sectional study. We evaluated 608 medical students from January to March 2001, through a survey validated previously, that evaluated students’ attitudes toward prevention and health promotion, and demographics, educational and personals characteristics. Results: 45.4% of medical students reached suitable attitudes toward prevention and health promotion. There was no statistically difference in students’ attitudes of several years of study. Neither there was statistical association among the demographic variables nor educational toward prevention and health promotion. Significant correlation was shown between attitudes toward prevention and health promotion and personal attitudes toward social dimension of illness (p<0.001), and attitudes toward caring for the poor (p<0.001). Both attitudes acted as predictors so that joint and independently. Conclusions: Attitudes of medical students toward prevention and health promotion are adequate in less half of them. Factors associated more important are for attitudes toward the student toward social problems and the care of the poor person (Rev Med Hered 2006;17:81-89).
Palabras llave: Attitudes; health prevention; health promotion; medical students.
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Facultad de Medicina "Alberto Hurtado"
Av. Honorio Delgado 430 Urb. Ingenieria, San Martin de Porres
Lima 100 - Peru