The use of health apps to inform and communicate about the progress of the COVID 19 pandemic in 2020 has become a fundamental tool, in order to generate health promotion and prevention mechanisms. This research seeks to analyze the perceptions of university students on the use of the app ‘Peru in your hands’, one of the most important in this Latin American country, launched by the Government of the Republic. Through a survey with university students in the city of Lima, we delve into the media consumption of students with and without access to the application, as well as the perceptions and actions of the respondents who have had and have not had coronavirus access to it. The students who accessed the application recognized that they had access to more positive aspects about the pandemic, and had less spectacular conceptualization (deaths, terrifying news) about this disease. The group that did not use the application was more aware of the tragic consequences of COVID-19, the truth is that, as we have detected, the differentiated consumption of each of the groups corresponded to different levels of adherence to the recommendations of the health authorities.
|Translated title of the contribution||The use of apps during the covid-19 pandemic: A case study from university students in lima (peru)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||RISTI - Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao|
|State||Published - Jan 2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)