A cross-sectional study to assess the level of satisfaction with virtual education in Peruvian medical students

Pamela Grados-Espinoza, J. Pierre Zila-Velasque, David R. Soriano-Moreno, Kateriny Margot Regalado-Rodríguez, Frank Sosa-Nuñez, William Barzola-Farfán, Jim Gronerth, Lucia Guizado, Christian R. Mejia

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Abstract

Objectives: Education has totally changed in the context of the pandemic. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to evaluate the factors associated with the level of satisfaction with virtual education in Peruvian medical students during COVID-19. Methods: Analytical and cross-sectional study, based on an online survey of students nationwide. We use previously validated instruments to measure the level of satisfaction and stress (EPP-10-c) of students with virtual education. For the associated factors, adjusted prevalence ratios (PR) were estimated using Poisson regression. Results: Of the 1,878 students surveyed, the median age was 21 years, 57.8% (1,086) were women, 34.8% (654) had a high level of satisfaction with virtual education and 10.7% (202) presented high levels of stress. The factors associated with a low level of satisfaction were attending the fifth year of study, the partial and non-virtual adaptation of the university to virtual education, and a high level of stress. On the other hand, the factors associated with a high level of satisfaction were the education platform used and the study method used. Conclusion: Seven out of 10 students presented a low level of satisfaction with virtual education, 1 out of 10 presented a high level of stress. The factors associated with the low level of satisfaction were attending the fifth year of study, the non-virtual and partial adaptation of the university to virtual education, and the high level of stress.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number1004902
JournalFrontiers in Public Health
Volume10
DOIs
StateIndexed - 5 Oct 2022
Externally publishedYes

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Copyright © 2022 Grados-Espinoza, Zila-Velasque, Soriano-Moreno, Regalado-Rodríguez, Sosa-Nuñez, Barzola-Farfán, Gronerth, Guizado and Mejia.

Keywords

  • Latinos
  • cross-sectional survey design
  • epidemiology
  • evaluation
  • mental health

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