Use and perceptions of information and communication technologies in patients with hypertension, dyslipidemia or diabetes in a national hospital in Lima, Peru

Authors

  • Andrea C. Rivas-Nieto Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru. Sociedad Cientifica de Estudiantes de Medicina Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.
  • Germán Málaga Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.
  • Paulo Ruiz-Grosso Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru. Grupo de Trabajo en Salud Mental, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.
  • Carlos A. Huayanay-Espinoza Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.
  • Walter H. Curioso Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion Tecnologica (CONCYTEC). Lima, Peru.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2015.322.1621

Keywords:

Information technology, Hypertension, Dyslipidemias, Diabetes mellitus

Abstract

This study aimed to determine the use and perceptions towards information and communication technologies (ICT) in 206 patients with arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes, recruited from the outpatient clinic in a national hospital in Lima, Peru. 54.4% were older adults and 70.4% were women. The use of daily phone calls was 44.7%. Most had never used a computer (78.2%), email (84%) or the Internet (84%). Many have never sent (80.6%) or received (69.9%) a text message. 70% had at some time forgotten to take their medicine. 72.8% would like to be reminded to take their medication and 67.9% had a family member who could help them with access to ICT. Despite the low use of ICT in this population, there is willingness and expectation from the patients to participate in programs that implement them.

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2015-06-19

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Rivas-Nieto AC, Málaga G, Ruiz-Grosso P, Huayanay-Espinoza CA, Curioso WH. Use and perceptions of information and communication technologies in patients with hypertension, dyslipidemia or diabetes in a national hospital in Lima, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2015 Jun. 19 [cited 2024 May 27];32(2):283-8. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1621

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