The Experiences of Newly Diagnosed Men Who Have Sex with Men Entering the HIV Care Cascade in Lima, Peru, 2015-2016: A Qualitative Analysis of Counselor-Participant Text Message Exchanges

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Title:
The Experiences of Newly Diagnosed Men Who Have Sex with Men Entering the HIV Care Cascade in Lima, Peru, 2015-2016: A Qualitative Analysis of Counselor-Participant Text Message Exchanges
Authors:
Bayona, Erik; Menacho, Luis; Segura, Eddy R. ( 0000-0003-3580-7712 ) ; Mburu, Gitau; Roman, Fernando; Tristan, Consuelo; Bromley, Elizabeth; Cabello, Robinson
Citation:
The Experiences of Newly Diagnosed Men Who Have Sex with Men Entering the HIV Care Cascade in Lima, Peru, 2015-2016: A Qualitative Analysis of Counselor-Participant Text Message Exchanges. 2017, 20 (6):389-396 Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw
Publisher:
Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
Journal:
Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking
Issue Date:
Jun-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/622312
DOI:
10.1089/cyber.2016.0435
PubMed ID:
28622034
Additional Links:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28622034
Abstract:
Mobile phone technology (mHealth) is a promising tool that has been used to improve HIV care in high-risk populations worldwide. Understanding patient perspectives of newly diagnosed men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lima, Peru during linkage and engagement in the HIV care continuum can help close the gaps in care following initial HIV diagnosis and ensure retention in continuous care. From June 2015 to March 2016, as part of a randomized controlled trial, 40 MSM participants were linked to care with an mHealth intervention within 3 months of HIV diagnosis at Via Libre clinic. For 12 weeks, participants agreed to receive weekly predetermined, standardized short message service (SMS), WhatsApp©, and/or Facebook© messages from an assigned HIV counselor. Text messaging was bi-directional, meaning participants could also send messages to their counselor at any time. In this qualitative study, we coded and thematically analyzed 947 SMS, 918 WhatsApp, and 2,694 Facebook bi-directional messages. Mean age of participants was 29.8 years (20-50); with 70 percent reporting some post-high school education and 73 percent self-identifying as homosexual. We identified six recurring themes that emerged from the data: (a) mental health symptoms; (b) coping behaviors; (c) interpersonal support; (d) physical symptoms; (e) HIV knowledge; and (f) care coordination. Participants sent text messages describing depressive symptoms and seeking mental health services during this initial stage of HIV care. For newly diagnosed MSM entering the HIV care continuum, a bi-directional mHealth intervention provided support to facilitate care while eliciting deeply personal mental and emotional states. Future interventions could benefit from using mHealth interventions as ancillary support for clinicians.
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info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
Language:
eng
Description:
El texto completo de este trabajo no está disponible en el Repositorio Académico UPC por restricciones de la casa editorial donde ha sido publicado.
Keywords:
HIV; HIV care continuum; MSM; eHealth; mHealth
ISSN:
2152-2723

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dc.contributor.authorBayona, Erikes
dc.contributor.authorMenacho, Luises
dc.contributor.authorSegura, Eddy R.es
dc.contributor.authorMburu, Gitaues
dc.contributor.authorRoman, Fernandoes
dc.contributor.authorTristan, Consueloes
dc.contributor.authorBromley, Elizabethes
dc.contributor.authorCabello, Robinsones
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-26T16:50:18Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-26T16:50:18Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-
dc.identifier.citationThe Experiences of Newly Diagnosed Men Who Have Sex with Men Entering the HIV Care Cascade in Lima, Peru, 2015-2016: A Qualitative Analysis of Counselor-Participant Text Message Exchanges. 2017, 20 (6):389-396 Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netwes
dc.identifier.issn2152-2723-
dc.identifier.pmid28622034-
dc.identifier.doi10.1089/cyber.2016.0435-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/622312-
dc.descriptionEl texto completo de este trabajo no está disponible en el Repositorio Académico UPC por restricciones de la casa editorial donde ha sido publicado.es_PE
dc.description.abstractMobile phone technology (mHealth) is a promising tool that has been used to improve HIV care in high-risk populations worldwide. Understanding patient perspectives of newly diagnosed men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lima, Peru during linkage and engagement in the HIV care continuum can help close the gaps in care following initial HIV diagnosis and ensure retention in continuous care. From June 2015 to March 2016, as part of a randomized controlled trial, 40 MSM participants were linked to care with an mHealth intervention within 3 months of HIV diagnosis at Via Libre clinic. For 12 weeks, participants agreed to receive weekly predetermined, standardized short message service (SMS), WhatsApp©, and/or Facebook© messages from an assigned HIV counselor. Text messaging was bi-directional, meaning participants could also send messages to their counselor at any time. In this qualitative study, we coded and thematically analyzed 947 SMS, 918 WhatsApp, and 2,694 Facebook bi-directional messages. Mean age of participants was 29.8 years (20-50); with 70 percent reporting some post-high school education and 73 percent self-identifying as homosexual. We identified six recurring themes that emerged from the data: (a) mental health symptoms; (b) coping behaviors; (c) interpersonal support; (d) physical symptoms; (e) HIV knowledge; and (f) care coordination. Participants sent text messages describing depressive symptoms and seeking mental health services during this initial stage of HIV care. For newly diagnosed MSM entering the HIV care continuum, a bi-directional mHealth intervention provided support to facilitate care while eliciting deeply personal mental and emotional states. Future interventions could benefit from using mHealth interventions as ancillary support for clinicians.es
dc.formatapplication/pdfes
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert Inc.es
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28622034es
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccesses
dc.subjectHIVes
dc.subjectHIV care continuumes
dc.subjectMSMes
dc.subjecteHealthes
dc.subjectmHealthes
dc.titleThe Experiences of Newly Diagnosed Men Who Have Sex with Men Entering the HIV Care Cascade in Lima, Peru, 2015-2016: A Qualitative Analysis of Counselor-Participant Text Message Exchangeses
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees
dc.identifier.journalCyberpsychology, behavior and social networkinges
dc.description.peerreviewRevisión por pareses_PE
dc.durationEl texto completo de este trabajo no está disponible en el Repositorio Académico UPC por restricciones de la casa editorial donde ha sido publicado.es_PE

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