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dc.contributor.authorde la Rosette, J
dc.contributor.authorLaguna, P
dc.contributor.authorAlvarez-Maestro, M
dc.contributor.authorEto, M
dc.contributor.authorMochtar, CA
dc.contributor.authorAlbayrak, S
dc.contributor.authorMendoza-Valdes, A
dc.contributor.authorOng, TA
dc.contributor.authorKhadgi, S
dc.contributor.authorAl-Terki, A
dc.contributor.authorBolton, D
dc.contributor.authorGomez, R
dc.contributor.authorKlotz, L
dc.contributor.authorKulkarni, S
dc.contributor.authorTanguay, S
dc.contributor.authorGravas, S
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-16T23:34:21Z
dc.date.available2020-12-16T23:34:21Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-08
dc.identifier.citationde la Rosette, J., Laguna, P., Alvarez-Maestro, M., Eto, M., Mochtar, C. A., Albayrak, S., Mendoza-Valdes, A., Ong, T. A., Khadgi, S., Al-Terki, A., Bolton, D., Gomez, R., Klotz, L., Kulkarni, S., Tanguay, S. & Gravas, S. (2020). Cross-continental comparison of safety and protection measures amongst urologists during COVID-19. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 27 (11), pp.981-989. https://doi.org/10.1111/iju.14340.
dc.identifier.issn0919-8172
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/254388
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To determine the well-being of urologists worldwide during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, and whether they have adequate personal protective equipment knowledge and supplies appropriate to their clinical setting. METHODS: Urologists worldwide completed a Société Internationale d'Urologie online survey from 16 April 2020 until 1 May 2020. Analysis was carried out to evaluate their knowledge about protecting themselves and others in the workplace, including their confidence in their ability to remain safe at work, and any regional differences. RESULTS: There were 3488 respondents from 109 countries. Urologists who stated they were moderately comfortable that their work environment offers good protection against coronavirus disease 2019 showed a total mean satisfaction level of 5.99 (on a "0 = not at all" to "10 = very" scale). A large majority (86.33%) were confident about protecting themselves from coronavirus disease 2019 at work. However, only about one-third reported their institution provided the required personal protective equipment (35.78%), and nearly half indicated their hospital has or had limited personal protective equipment availability (48.08%). Worldwide, a large majority of respondents answered affirmatively for testing the healthcare team (83.09%). Approximately half of the respondents (52.85%) across all regions indicated that all surgical team members face an equal risk of contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (52.85%). Nearly one-third of respondents reported that they had experienced social avoidance (28.97%). CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that urologists lack up-to-date knowledge of preferred protocols for personal protective equipment selection and use, social distancing, and coronavirus disease 2019 testing. These data can provide insights into functional domains from which other specialties could also benefit.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWILEY
dc.titleCross-continental comparison of safety and protection measures amongst urologists during COVID-19
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/iju.14340
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSurgery (Austin & Northern Health)
melbourne.source.titleInternational Journal of Urology
melbourne.source.volume27
melbourne.source.issue11
melbourne.source.pages981-989
melbourne.elementsid1463009
melbourne.openaccess.urlhttps://europepmc.org/articles/PMC7436488?pdf=render
melbourne.openaccess.statusPublished version
melbourne.contributor.authorBolton, Damien
dc.identifier.eissn1442-2042
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