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On the front line: Health professionals and system preparedness for Zika virus in Peru

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dc.contributor.author Iguiñiz-Romero, R.
dc.contributor.author Guerra-Reyes, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-14T00:02:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-14T00:02:28Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/8310
dc.description.abstract Objectives: To analyze the initial healthcare response to the Zika virus in Piura, Peru, and assess the perceptions of midwives and nurses regarding their role in prevention of Zika virus and management of congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). Methods: This ethnographic study used a rapid qualitative assessment design. Data were collected through a focus group with midwives and in-depth interviews with midwives (n=11) and nurses (n=5). Results: The focus of the early Zika virus response in Piura was on pregnant women and vector control. Midwives received some training on Zika-related care during the early response. Nurses did not receive any Zika-specific training. Neither nurses nor midwives were trained in neonatal CZS surveillance. Midwives were clear about the value and feasibility of incorporating Zika virus surveillance in their daily work, however nurses were not. They referred to lack of training and appropriate tools as limitations. Confusion about Zika virus and CZS symptomatology and effects persisted in both groups. Concerns about their own personal risk influenced the ways they engaged with Zika virus prevention in the community. Conclusion: Long-term management of endemic Zika virus in Piura will require the engagement of both nurses and midwives as primary care providers. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1879-3479
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Pregnancy en_US
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Adult en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject female en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.subject nonhuman en_US
dc.subject article en_US
dc.subject adult en_US
dc.subject clinical article en_US
dc.subject feasibility study en_US
dc.subject interview en_US
dc.subject midwife en_US
dc.subject newborn en_US
dc.subject nurse en_US
dc.subject pregnant woman en_US
dc.subject primary medical care en_US
dc.subject vector control en_US
dc.subject Zika virus en_US
dc.subject Zika fever en_US
dc.subject pregnancy en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject Focus Groups en_US
dc.subject information processing en_US
dc.subject Attitude of Health Personnel en_US
dc.subject health personnel attitude en_US
dc.subject organization and management en_US
dc.subject primary health care en_US
dc.subject Primary Health Care en_US
dc.subject Nurses en_US
dc.subject Infectious en_US
dc.subject Interprofessional Relations en_US
dc.subject Midwifery en_US
dc.subject pregnancy complication en_US
dc.subject Pregnancy Complications en_US
dc.subject public relations en_US
dc.subject Zika Virus Infection en_US
dc.title On the front line: Health professionals and system preparedness for Zika virus in Peru en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13047
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.02

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