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dc.contributor.authorKanmounye, Ulrick S
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Faith C
dc.contributor.authorThango, Nqobile S
dc.contributor.authorDoe, Alvin Nah
dc.contributor.authorBankole, Nourou Dine Adeniran
dc.contributor.authorGinette, Pape Aicha
dc.contributor.authorOndoma, Solomon
dc.contributor.authorBalogun, James A
dc.contributor.authorOpoku, Isabella
dc.contributor.authorJokonya, Luxwell
dc.contributor.authorMbaye, Thioub
dc.contributor.authorShabhay, Zarina A
dc.contributor.authorAshour, Ahmed M
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Ana Cristina Veiga
dc.contributor.authorCheserem, Beverly
dc.contributor.authorKarekezi, Claire
dc.contributor.authorHassani, Fahd Derkaoui
dc.contributor.authorMentri, Nesrine
dc.contributor.authorLaeke, Tsegazeab
dc.contributor.authorAklilu, Abenezer Tirsit
dc.contributor.authorSanoussi, Samuila
dc.contributor.authorMusara, Aaron
dc.contributor.authorNtalaja, Jeff
dc.contributor.authorSsenyonga, Peter
dc.contributor.authorBakhti, Souad
dc.contributor.authorEl Abbadi, Najia
dc.contributor.authorMahmud, Muhammad Raji
dc.contributor.authorEl-Ghandour, Nasser MF
dc.contributor.authorAl-Habib, Amro
dc.contributor.authorKolias, Angelos
dc.contributor.authorServadei, Franco
dc.contributor.authorFieggen, Graham
dc.contributor.authorQureshi, Mahmood
dc.contributor.authorEsene, Ignatius
dc.contributor.authorCAANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee and WFNS Young Neurosurgeons Committee
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-20T23:30:21Z
dc.date.available2021-10-20T23:30:21Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2296-875X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/329686
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Africa has many untreated neurosurgical cases due to limited access to safe, affordable, and timely care. In this study, we surveyed young African neurosurgeons and trainees to identify challenges to training and practice. Methods: African trainees and residents were surveyed online by the Young Neurosurgeons Forum from April 25th to November 30th, 2018. The survey link was distributed via social media platforms and through professional society mailing lists. Univariate and bivariate data analyses were run and a P-value < 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant. Results: 112 respondents from 20 countries participated in this study. 98 (87.5%) were male, 63 (56.3%) were from sub-Saharan Africa, and 52 (46.4%) were residents. 39 (34.8%) had regular journal club sessions at their hospital, 100 (89.3%) did not have access to cadaver dissection labs, and 62 (55.4%) had never attended a WFNS-endorsed conference. 67.0% of respondents reported limited research opportunities and 58.9% reported limited education opportunities. Lack of mentorship (P = 0.023, Phi = 0.26), lack of access to journals (P = 0.002, Phi = 0.332), and limited access to conferences (P = 0.019, Phi = 0.369) were associated with the country income category. Conclusion: This survey identified barriers to education, research, and practice among African trainees and young neurosurgeons. The findings of this study should inform future initiatives aimed at reducing the barriers faced by this group.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherFrontiers Media
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAfrica
dc.subjecteducation
dc.subjectglobal neurosurgery
dc.subjectneurosurgery
dc.subjectresearch
dc.titleNeeds of Young African Neurosurgeons and Residents: A Cross-Sectional Study.
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage647279
prism.publicationNameFrontiers in Surgery
prism.startingPage647279
prism.volume8
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.77132
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-04-22
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3389/fsurg.2021.647279
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-04-22
dc.contributor.orcidKolias, Angelos [0000-0003-3992-0587]
dc.identifier.eissn2296-875X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2021-05-28


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