Factors associated with hopelessness, depression and anxiety in the Honduran-Central America population during the COVID-19 pandemic

Eleonora Espinoza-Turcios, René Mauricio Gonzales-Romero, Carlos Sosa-Mendoza, Manuel Sierra-Santos, Henry Noel Castro-Ramos, Lysien Ivania Zambrano, José Armada, Christian R. Mejía

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4 Scopus citations
Original languageAmerican English
Article number1116881
JournalFrontiers in Psychiatry
StateIndexed - 2023
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
To Alejandra Munguía and Sinaí Ríos, coordinators of the MSS cohorts of September–March 2021-2022 and October–April 2021-2022, to all the MSS of the cohort who accepted to participate in the project, to the directors of the hospitals in the areas that participated in the study, to the teachers of the UIC, for all the support provided in the review of the MSS assigned to each one. We thank Fernando Ponce of the Honduran Institute of Social Security (IHSS) for his comparison of the database with the National Registry of Persons (RNP). To the memory of Dagoberto Espinoza Murra, who has been collaborating with the Mental Health studies carried out by the UIC over the years, guiding us with his experience in the subject, to the memory of Alice Guity Baquedano, who in life was an outstanding student, member of the Scientific Association of Medical Students of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (ASOCEM-UNAH), and represented our School of Medical Sciences.


  • Central America
  • Honduras
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • hopelessness
  • mental health

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