Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3194
HIDALGO MUSA, Mairyn et al. Knowledge medical internists have about antenatal diagnosis of congenital malformations. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.3, pp. 29-38. ISSN 1561-3194.
ABSTRACT Antenatal mortality has decreased to hardly modifiable figures. The diagnosis of fetal malformations has become into "the hobbyhorse" of the new obstetrics. To conduct this research paper 50 medical interns out of the total of 124 were interviewed to assess the level of knowledge they had about antenatal diagnosis of congenital malformations during their rotation in the specialty of gynecology when ending the 6th academic year 2007-2008 of the medical studies. Only 19 medical students, of the 50 interviewed, answered the questionnaire correctly in 50%, none of them answered it entirely. There were dificulties in the level of knowledge of the medical students when reading the results of the ultrasound, the indications of a fetal ecocardiography and the importance of the community genetics. Due to the results obtained in this research paper, it was recommended to revise and to extend the syllabus of the internists and medical students including lectures, seminars and activities which respond to the development of the maternal-child care program of the community.
Palabras llave : atención perinatal; anomalías congénitas; perinatal care; congenital abnormalities..