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Developing an App to screen for dual disorders: a tool for improving treatment services in Mexico

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dc.contributor.author Marín-Navarrete, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.author Torrens, Marta
dc.contributor.author Toledo-Fernández, Aldebarán
dc.contributor.author Mestre-Pintó, Juan Ignacio
dc.contributor.author Sánchez-Domínguez, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Pérez-Lopez, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Saracco-Alvarez, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Madrigal-De León, Eduardo Ángel
dc.contributor.author Szerman, Nestor
dc.date.accessioned 2022-09-02T06:52:52Z
dc.date.available 2022-09-02T06:52:52Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Marín-Navarrete R, Torrens M, Toledo-Fernández A, Mestre-Pinto JI, Sánchez-Domínguez R, Pérez-Lopez A, et al. Developing an App to screen for dual disorders: a tool for improving treatment services in Mexico. Front Psychiatry. 2021 Oct 29; 12: 697598. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.697598
dc.identifier.issn 1664-0640
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/53982
dc.description.abstract Background: previous studies in Mexico undertaken at residential facilities for treating substance use disorders (SUDs) reported that the prevalence of Dual Disorders (DDs) is over 65%. DDs pose a major challenge for the Mexican health system, particularly for community-based residential care facilities for SUDs, due to the shortage of certified professionals to diagnose and treat these patients. Moreover, the lack of standardized algorithms for screening for and evaluating DDs to refer patients to specialized services (whether private or public) hinders timely care, delaying the start of integrated treatment. The use of new technologies provides a strategic opportunity for the timely detection of DDs through the development of standardized digital applications for the timely detection of DDs. Objective: to develop an app to screen for DDs, which will contribute to referral to specialized services in keeping with the level of severity of psychiatric and addictive symptomatology, and be suitable for use by community-based residential care facilities for SUDs. Method: the research project was implemented in two stages. Stage 1 involved obtaining the psychometric properties of the Dual Diagnosis Screening Interview (DDSI). Stage 2 consisted of two steps to test the Beta version of the app and the quality of version 1.0. Results: The DDS obtained sensitivity and specificity scores above 85%. The app and its algorithm to screen for and refer DDs proved to be efficient and easy to apply with satisfactory community acceptance. Conclusion: the app promises to be a useful screening tool at residential addiction treatment centers.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Frontiers
dc.rights 1664-0640 Frontiers Copyright © 2021 Marín-Navarrete, Torrens, Toledo-Fernández, Mestre-Pinto, Sánchez-Domínguez, Pérez-Lopez, Saracco-Alvarez, Madrigal-De León and Szerman. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Developing an App to screen for dual disorders: a tool for improving treatment services in Mexico
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.697598
dc.subject.keyword ICTs
dc.subject.keyword Dual disorders
dc.subject.keyword M-Health
dc.subject.keyword Screening
dc.subject.keyword Substance use disorders
dc.subject.keyword Treatment
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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