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Acta Neurológica Colombiana

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VERGARA, Jean Paul; ABELLO, Ignacio; SALGADO, Sergio  and  BECERRA, Paola. Perception of quality of life in neurology and neuropediatrics residents in Colombia. Acta Neurol Colomb. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.3, pp.350-355. ISSN 0120-8748.

Both public health institutions and medical associations concerned about improving prevision of heathcare, forgetting that one of the basic conditioning factors of productivity is the degree of complacency that professionals have with their work It was a descriptive study, cross-sectional, conducted through the questionnaire of quality of professional life (CVP-35), validated in spanish, consisting of thirty- five items. A total of twenty survey was conducted, mean age: 29 years. The results in quality of life survey reveal in item "Work I have" that 100% values is > 5 (Quite to Much); In "Satisfaction with the type of work" 72% is distributed in values > 5 (Quite to Much); In "Satisfaction with sleep" 72 % were rated with values < 5 (Something or Nothing); In "Perceived quality of life" 4% qualify as "Nothing", 40% "Something", 44% "Quite" and 12% "Much"; and in the variable "Emotional stress" 76 % scored values > 5 (Quite to Much). The study of professional quality of life measured by the CVP -35 questionnaire showed that most residents live in socioeconomic stratum 3 and 68% not have their own housing. A lot of residents work more than forty- eight hours per week. It is striking that 40 % reported suffering from some pathology. The average of daily hours of sleep is seven, which it is acceptable, however 72 % are dissatisfied with the sleep hours. Although 76 % reported having a lot of work and present emotional stress, 72 % are satisfied with the type of work and more than half of residents believe they have a good quality of life.

Keywords : Quality of life; Questionnaire CVP-35; Residents of neurology and neuropediatrics (MeSH).

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