Desarrollo de la Psicomotricidad en Estudiantes de Odontología Durante el Confinamiento por COVID-19

Soto-Faúndez, Natalia, Orsini, Cesar ORCID:, Rojas, Javier, Núñez, Javiera and Henriquez, Michel (2023) Desarrollo de la Psicomotricidad en Estudiantes de Odontología Durante el Confinamiento por COVID-19. International Journal of Odontostomatology, 17 (4). pp. 400-408. ISSN 0718-381X

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Psychomotor skills are a fundamental pillar of learning in dentistry and traditionally have been worked on through simulation or patient care. During the confinement due to COVID-19, students were not able to perform preclinical procedures. Due this, psychomotor skills training sessions were implemented, in online format to prepare students during confinement for the return to the patient care. Psychomotor training sessions were implemented using plastic arts materials and dental instruments in online format and guided by an occupational therapist. For its measurement, a case-control study was carried out, where the groups were selected by convenience between students who participated in the sessions and those who had traditional virtual training. The experience was evaluated through a self-perception questionnaire answered by the students with answers on a Likert scale and compared through non-parametric statistical tests. A total sample of 27 students was collected, with an average age of 23.7 years. When comparing the responses between groups, the students in the case group perceived significantly better grasping of small objects using forceps, more precise manipulation of hand and rotary instruments and better coordination between both hands during a simple mouth procedure compared to the group that did not participate in the same. The psychomotor skills training performed during the confinement period showed positive results in the perception of psychomotor skills of the students, being a low-cost strategy to be implemented during the skills training of dental students in different contexts. However, for a better implementation, it should be in conjunction with simulation strategies to be fully effective.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2024 13:30
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2024 10:30
DOI: 10.4067/S0718-381X2023000400400


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