Las TICs aplicada a la salud mental comunitaria y enfermedades endémicas

Fernando Viterbo Sinche Crispín, Charo Jacqueline Jáuregui Sueldo, Rafael Edwin Gordillo Flores, Magno Teófilo Baldeón Tovar, Luz Edga Medina Pelaiza

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Neglected tropical diseases usually present a chronic evolution and are characterized by causing physical and mental disability to those who suffer from them, being associated with social stigmatization. A descriptive study was carried out in 182 patients with tropical diseases in endemic regions for leishmania, Chagas disease, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, dengue and intestinal parasites; in order to assess community mental health, applying information and communication technologies (ICT), through the use of mobile phones and landlines. A survey was applied to assess the knowledge and disposition of the patients regarding ICT, the qualified mental health and that perceived by the patients was assessed using a Likert scale. From the qualification of community mental health, stigmas about endemic diseases were associated and then a survey was applied to know the perception of patients regarding the influence of stigmas in community mental health. The largest proportion of the participants agreed to be evaluated by health personnel, using ICT tools, and reported having emotional problems. Likewise, social rejection as the sequelae of the disease turned out to be the most frequent manifestations of the participants. In conclusion, the use of ICTs in the area of community mental health represents an important advance in the exchange of information between therapists and patients with neglected tropical diseases, helping to reduce the social stigma to which they are subjected and reestablish their mental health.

Título traducido de la contribuciónICTs applied to community mental health and endemic diseases
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)90-99
Número de páginas10
PublicaciónBoletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental
EstadoPublicada - 2022
Publicado de forma externa

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Palabras clave

  • ICT
  • Mental health
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Stigma


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