Factibilidad de una aplicación móvil para el monitoreo de contactos de tuberculosis multidrogorresistente en Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Feasibility of an mobile application as a tool for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis contact monitoring in Peru

Rhiannon Allen, Maria Calderón, David A.J. Moore, Katherine M. Gaskell, Maricela Curisinche-Rojas, Sonia López

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Abstract

This study aimed to validate an ODK digital mobile application (ODK-DMA) in contacts exposed to mul-tidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Lima, Peru. Using a questionnaire in an application on a mobile device, we registered 129 household contacts of 29 index cases of MDR-TB under treatment in 10 health faci-lities in South Lima in August 2018. The mean time of registration per contact was found to be 4 minutes. The prevalence of active TB symptoms among MDR-TB contacts was 3.1%. An acceptability questionnaire was completed by 31 respondents; all reported feeling comfortable or very comfortable with recording their data in the ODK-DMA, although 10% expressed concerns about confidentiality. We concluded that the ODK-DMA was a feasible and acceptable tool for registering household contacts exposed to cases with MDR-TB. Future studies should consider the use of mobile platforms for the monitoring of MDR-TB contacts.

Translated title of the contributionFeasibility of an mobile application as a tool for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis contact monitoring in Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)272-277
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2021

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