Colombia Medica https://colombiamedica.univalle.edu.co/index.php/comedica <div class="column"> <p><strong>Colombia Médica</strong> is a peer-reviewed, open-access scientific journal covering various medical and health sciences topics. The advantages of publishing in Colombia Médica are:</p> <ul> <li>Free publication of all types of articles and free publication of color images.</li> <li>Constructive peer review</li> <li>Easy and fast online submission of manuscripts.</li> <li>Open access journal available in <strong><a draggable="false" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/2387/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PubMed Central</a></strong>, <a draggable="false" href="https://www.redalyc.org/revista.oa?id=283" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Redalyc</strong></a>, and <strong><a draggable="false" href="http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&amp;pid=1657-9534" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SCieLO</a></strong>).</li> <li>Indexed by <strong><a draggable="false" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog?term=%22Colomb+Med+%28Cali%29%22%5BTitle+Abbreviation%5D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PubMed</a></strong>, EMBASE, <strong><a draggable="false" href="https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/99288" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Scopus</a></strong>, and <strong><a draggable="false" href="https://jcr.clarivate.com/jcr-jp/journal-profile?journal=COLOMB+MEDICA&amp;year=2021&amp;fromPage=%2Fjcr%2Fhome" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Web of Science</a></strong></li> </ul> <p> </p> </div> <div class="column"><img src="https://colombiamedica.univalle.edu.co/index.php/comedica/libraryFiles/downloadPublic/43" width="291" height="168" /></div> en-US <p class="MsoListParagraph" style="line-height: 150%; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-US" style="line-height: 150%;">The copy rights of the articles published in <span lang="EN-US"><strong><em>Colombia Médica</em></strong></span> belong to the Universidad del Valle. The contents of the articles that appear in the Journal are <span lang="EN-US">exclusively the</span> responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Editorial Committee of the Journal. It is allowed to reproduce the material published in <span lang="EN-US"><strong><em>Colombia Médica</em></strong> </span> without prior authorization for non-commercial use</span></span></span></p> editor.colombiamedica@correounivalle.edu.co (Mauricio Palacios Gómez) colombiamedica@correounivalle.edu.co (Colombia Médica) Wed, 22 May 2024 13:56:06 -0500 OJS 3.3.0.14 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Content quality and reliability of the YouTube videos about chronic prostatitis https://colombiamedica.univalle.edu.co/index.php/comedica/article/view/5861 <p><strong>Background:</strong> <br />YouTube is one of the most used social media platforms for accessing health information. Objective: To evaluate the quality and reliability of YouTube videos about chronic prostatitis.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong><br />YouTube search using the keywords "kronik prostatit" for Turkish videos and 'chronic prostatitis' for English videos were done. The videos were evaluated through modified-Quality Criteria for Consumer Health Information (DISCERN), the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Global Quality Scale (GQS), and Video Power Index (VPI) scoring systems. The characters of the videos were also recorded and analyzed.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> <br />Of the 65 Turkish videos, videos of health professions (HPv) were uploaded 58 and seven videos of laypersons (Lv). There were no significant differences between the views, like counts, VPI, or the content quality and reliability of HPv and Lv. Of the 62 English videos, videos of HP were uploaded 40 and 22 videos of laypersons. Although HPv were found to have greater DISCERN and JAMA values, Lv had more views, view ratio, and Video Power Index than HPv. When all 127 videos were evaluated regardless of the language, Lv were found to have more total views and ratings, but there were no significant differences between like ratio, VPI, DISCERN, JAMA, and GQS values between the two groups.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions:</strong> <br />Most YouTube videos about chronic prostatitis did not have enough quality and reliable information. Health associations should be more attentive to posting more content videos of sufficient quality and reliability on social media platforms.</p> Mehmet Erhan Aydın (Author) Copyright (c) 2024 Universidad del Valle http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://colombiamedica.univalle.edu.co/index.php/comedica/article/view/5861 Sat, 30 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0500 Evidence-based practice in respiratory healthcare professionals in Latin America: https://colombiamedica.univalle.edu.co/index.php/comedica/article/view/5884 <p><strong>Background:</strong><br />Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a systematic approach to professional practice using the best available evidence to make informed clinical decisions in healthcare. It is necessary to measure and identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.</p> <p><strong>Objective:</strong> <br />To assess the knowledge and application of EBP in respiratory health professionals in Latin America.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong> <br />A cross-sectional study was conducted. The questionnaire was distributed online to health professionals in Latin American countries. Demographic data, professional characteristics, EBP training, and questionnaire responses were collected. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were performed.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> <br />A total of 448 respiratory health professionals participated in the study. Responses were obtained from 17 countries where the majority were female, with an average age of 42. Participants included physicians, physiotherapists, nurses, respiratory therapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists. Overall scores indicated moderate to high levels of EBP knowledge and application. However, variations were observed in different dimensions. Factors such as EBP training, reading scientific articles, and professional characteristics were associated with higher scores. Barriers to implementing EBP were identified mostly related to institutional support.</p> <p><strong> Conclusions:</strong> <br />This study provides information on the knowledge and implementation of EBP in respiratory health professionals in Latin America. Although the overall levels of knowledge and application of EBP were moderate to high, there are options for improvement, especially in addressing barriers to implementation.</p> Vicente Benavides, Rodrigo Torres-Castro, Guilherme A. F. Fregonezi, Vanessa Resqueti, Orlando Perez Nieto, Alejandra Cañas, Santiago Larrateguy, Guillermo Mazzucco, Jhonatan Betancourt-Peña (Author) Copyright (c) 2024 Universidad del Valle http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://colombiamedica.univalle.edu.co/index.php/comedica/article/view/5884 Wed, 01 Mar 2023 00:00:00 -0500 Ariadne's thread in the age of artificial intelligence: https://colombiamedica.univalle.edu.co/index.php/comedica/article/view/5957 <p> </p> <p> Dear Editor,</p> <p>I am writing about the article titled “Chatbots, generative AI, and Scholarly Manuscripts: WAME Recommendations on Chatbots and Generative Artificial Intelligence about Scholarly Publications”. We aim to provide an additional perspective grounded in the well-known Greek myth of Daedalus Labyrinth and Ariadne’s Thread. In this ancient myth, it is told that Daedalus ingeniously created a baffling maze that served as a prison for the Minotaur, an exceptional being with both human and bull characteristics 2. Ariadne, madly in love with Theseus, kindly gifts him a subtle thread before his brave entrance into the labyrinth to confront the Minotaur. This thread becomes Theseus’s guide, ensuring he does not get lost in the confusion and disorder within the labyrinth’s complex corridors, and similarly provides him the tools to successfully find the route back to freedom after completing his dangerous mission.</p> <p>The ancient myth presented here can be interpreted as a metaphor that aids in understanding the “WAME recommendations” 1 in the context of artificial intelligence (AI) and its application in academic publications. The field of AI is acknowledged to be complex and accompanied by ethical and practical dilemmas, much like the labyrinth created by Daedalus. In this particular situation, the recommendations provided by WAME serve as our guiding thread, akin to Ariadne’s, helping us navigate through this complex environment.</p> <p>WAME’s first recommendation, which excludes “chatbots” as authors, underscores the importance of human responsibility and authorship in research. This can be likened to how Daedalus constructed the labyrinth but had no authority over what occurred within it. The second recommendation, advocating for transparency in the use of AI tools, can be compared to the thread that Theseus unravels, ensuring a transparent and verifiable research process. The other recommendations emphasize responsibility in content, the ethical use of AI by editors and reviewers, and the need for tools to detect AI-influenced content. These are fundamental in maintaining research integrity.</p> Raúl Aguilera, Ángel Roca Videla, Héctor Fuentes-Barria, Cristian Yáñez-Baeza (Author) Copyright (c) 2024 Universidad del Valle http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://colombiamedica.univalle.edu.co/index.php/comedica/article/view/5957 Fri, 02 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0500