Depressive symptoms in users of public Internet cabins from a district of Lima, Peru

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  • We carry out a cross sectional study pretends to determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms and their relation with the quantity of Internet use in hours in Public Internet Cabins (PIC). A total of 96 users of PIC completed a survey that included data of quantity, frequency and type of use of I...

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Main Author: Cotlear, Ian; Mental Health Working Group in Peru, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico, candidato a magíster en epidemiología clínica.
Other Authors: Osada, Jorge; Mental Health Working Group in Peru, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico, candidato a magíster en epidemiología clínica., Ceccarelli, Miguel; Mental Health Working Group in Peru, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Sociedad Científica de Estudiantes de Medicina Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Estudiante de medicina., Ruiz-Grosso, Paulo; Mental Health Working Group in Peru, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico, candidato a magíster en epidemiología clínica., Vega-Dienstmaier, Johan; Mental Health Working Group in Peru, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Departamento de Psiquiatría y Salud Mental, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico psiquiatra.
Format: Artículo
Language: spa
Published: 2009
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Online Access: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1408
Summary:We carry out a cross sectional study pretends to determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms and their relation with the quantity of Internet use in hours in Public Internet Cabins (PIC). A total of 96 users of PIC completed a survey that included data of quantity, frequency and type of use of Internet and the self-administered Zung Depression Scale (ZDS). The prevalence of depressive symptoms (DS) was 8.33% (CI 3.92 – 16.23). No statistical relationship was found between the number of hours-usage per week and the score in the ZDS (p=0.05). Those that reported that their main usage was watching pornography had 13.47 higher points in the ZDS compared to the other uses being this statistical relationship significative (p = 0.03). No evidence was found that suggested that the prevalence of DS in PIC were higher that the general population.

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