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Increasing use of mental health services in remote areas using mobile technology: a pre-post evaluation of the SMART Mental Health project in rural India.

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BACKGROUND: About 25% of the Indian population experience common mental disorders (CMD) but only 15-25% of them receive any mental health care. Stigma, lack of adequate mental health professionals and mental health services account for this treatment gap, which is worse in rural areas. Our project evaluated task shifting and mobile-technology based electronic decision support systems to enhance the ability of primary care health workers to provide evidence-based mental health care for stress,...

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10.7189/jogh.07.010408

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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Publisher:
Edinburgh University Global Health Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Global Health Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
010408
Publication date:
2017-03-18
Acceptance date:
2017-02-09
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2047-2986
ISSN:
2047-2978
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pubs:689388
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uri:af05a450-8277-4d29-8c9c-730e7d622984
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uuid:af05a450-8277-4d29-8c9c-730e7d622984
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pubs:689388
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English
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