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Revista Cubana de Medicina

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7523versión On-line ISSN 1561-302X


BLANCO ASPIAZU, Miguel et al. Role of active student research in confronting COVID 19 pandemic in primary health care. Rev cubana med [online]. 2021, vol.60, n.2, e1660.  Epub 01-Jun-2021. ISSN 0034-7523.


The active investigation carried out by medical students in Cuba aims to early discover hidden morbidity. This allows prompt diagnosis and the guarantee of continuous care.


To be acquainted with the assessment of the students in relation to the quality of the training received, the communication with the family doctor and the investigation of elderly people at risk, as well as the positive, negative, interesting aspects and questions in relation to the investigation, in addition to identify proposals for improvements in research feedback.


A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in 164 students, who participated in the investigation of suspected cases of COVID 19 coronavirus disease. They were surveyed in three polyclinics from two municipalities in Havana, Cuba, from May to June, 2020.


In the three polyclinics, the female sex predominated among the students. The average age of the researchers was 20.7 years, that is, almost adult adolescent. The largest number of students were from the medical career, followed by stomatology, in both cases between the first to fifth years and one in five corresponded to the first corresponded to the first and second year.


The students recognize the importance of the research at the same time that they express concerns, which is not expressed by all or the majority, though. Each concern contributes to provide feedback on this task with improvements in the training activity. In addition, future forecasts on other entities that can benefit from this activity.

Palabras clave : screening; students; COVID 19; Cuba.

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