University of Oulu

A. H. Mazumder, M. A. Rushdy, M. T. Mahmud, A. Sharma, A. Zhyvolozhnyi, A. Samoylenko, G. Bart, M. Huttula, H. Yoshii, J. Veijola, S. Vainio (2019). Mobile and web-based application to get solutions from drug addiction : telepsychiatry perspective. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 15, 868-876.

Mobile and web-based application to get solutions from drug addiction : telepsychiatry perspective

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Author: Mazumder, Atiqul Haq1; Rushdy, Molly Afroz2; Mahmud, Mubashshira Tasnim2;
Organizations: 1Biocenter Oulu, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Oulu Center for Cell Matrix Research, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Thikana Psychiatric and Drug Addiction Clinic, 3/6, Block B, Humayun Road, Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
3Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan. 2-1 Seiryo-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-City, Miyagi-Prefecture, 980-8575 Japan
5Unit of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oulu, P.O.Box 5000, FI-90220 Oulu, Finland
6BOREALIS biobank of Northern Finland, Oulu Area, Finland
7Biocenter Oulu, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Oulu Center for Cell Matrix Research, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.6 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019112143431
Language: English
Published: Radcliffe Publishing, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-11-21
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Abstract

Background: In recent time, telepsychiatry has brought the revolutionary changes in the treatment of mental health sector. Telepsychiatry has received most significance as it can help in saving the time, cost and visits of the victims.

Objectives: The main objective of this study is to assess the significance of telepsychiatry as a solution of drug addiction. Moreover, to analyze the comparative benefits of using telepsychiatry as a solution of drug addiction and the previous manual system and to evaluate whether using telepsychiatry can save the time, money and energy of the patients and their nearest persons, the study has been directed.

Methodology: For this research study, both the primary and secondary data has been used and, in this regard, the primary data has been collected from 48 drug addicted people and 36 parents of the addicted people, where the research area is Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Results: The results show that a large number of addict (89%) and their parents (85%) gets the information regarding the negative consequences of drug addiction from the internet. Moreover, the study also revealed that because of telepsychiatry, the time, money as well as energy of both the addicts and their parents have been saved.

Conclusion: In Bangladesh, the necessity of telepsychiatry has been felt in recent time. In this regard, many organizations have started to understand to feel the significance and therefore, they have started to think about this issue. With this consequences, Thikana Psychiatric and Drug Addiction Clinic has already started their activities regarding telepsychiatry. It is hope that by ensuring mobile or web-based application can make revolutionary changes in the telepsychiatry of Bangladesh.

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Series: Mental health in family medicine
ISSN: 1756-834X
ISSN-E: 1756-8358
ISSN-L: 1756-834X
Volume: 15
Pages: 868 - 876
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 3124 Neurology and psychiatry
314 Health sciences
113 Computer and information sciences
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