Percepción de las medidas de salud pública en perú para frenar el avance de la covid-19

Translated title of the contribution: Perception of the public health measures implemented in peru to stop the spread of covid-19

Christian R. Mejia, Dayana Ticona, J. Franco Rodriguez-Alarcon, Alejandra M. Campos-Urbina, Humberto Garayar-Peceros, Jhordan B. Catay-Medina, Thalia Porta-Quinto, Lizet Garay-Rios, Christian Ignacio-Quinte, Sonya Guevara-Sosa

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Introduction: It is important to assess the popular perception of the impact of the measures taken by governments in response to the fast spread of the coronavirus. Objective: Determine the perception of the public health measures implemented by the Peruvian government to stop the spread of COVID-19. Methods: A multicenter cross-sectional analytical study was conducted based on a virtual survey applied to more than 4 000 people across the country. Results: The vast majority of respondents agreed that COVID-19 is a serious epidemic / pandemic (47% in agreement and 42% very much in agreement). However, only 22%, 21%, 17% and 46% thought that the country, the health sector, the hospitals and the doctors, respectively, were prepared to face it. The most widely supported migration measures were border closure (68% very much in agreement) and denying entrance to travelers returning from China or other countries with high rates of coronavirus infection (60% very much in agreement). Respondents agreed that mass gatherings should not be held for a while (69% very much in agreement), a figure followed by those proposing to declare a public health emergency (61% very much in agreement) and the closure of colleges and universities for some time (50% very much in agreement). Many statistical associations of these perceptions were found, according to sex, age or educational level (p < 0.05). Conclusions: The population supports most of the measures, those related to socioeducational characteristics receiving greater support.

Translated title of the contributionPerception of the public health measures implemented in peru to stop the spread of covid-19
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere737
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalRevista Cubana de Investigaciones Biomedicas
Issue number1
StateIndexed - 2021

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