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MARTINEZ TORRES, Eric et al. Training strategy for the diagnosis and management of arbovirosis in Cienfuegos. Medisur [online]. 2021, vol.19, n.2, pp.228-235.  Epub Apr 30, 2021. ISSN 1727-897X.


The introduction of two new arboviruses (Chikungunya and Zika), in addition to dengue, has created a new challenge for public health in the Americas. For this reason, it is important to know the assimilation degree by health professionals regarding the strategies used to face this problem.


to describe the results of training strategy aimed at doctors and nurses, on the arboviruses diagnosis and clinical management.


a quasi-experimental study, of the before and after type, developed in Cienfuegos, Cuba, in the period between July 2018 and January 2019. A sample of 95 professionals was taken, to whom surveys were applied before and after the study of the instructive document (Instrument for the diagnosis and care of patients with suspected arbovirosis, published by the Pan American Health Organization) by the participants; who covered the domains: clinical picture, differential diagnosis, case management and prognosis.


a mean value of correct answers of 70.93 was obtained. After the time assigned to preparation, and new surveys were applied, the mean of correct responses was 78.34, a difference that was statistically significant. The main learning needs were identified.


the exercise carried out and the global evaluation of the responses was satisfactory, as shown by the mean values of correct responses before and after the study of the instructional document on issues of arbovirosis diagnosis and management.

Keywords : Surveys and questionnaires; arbovirus infections; public health; preparedness.

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