Evaluation of a telepsychological intervention guide during COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from a pilot study with mexican population





COVID-19, telepsychology, stress, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, psychological first aid, depression, health, mental health, attention, pandemic, SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus


The Virtual Psychological Care Guide (VPCG_COVID-19) has been designed as a tool for orientation and urgent attention to psychological conditions and symptoms during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Objective. To assess the psychological impact on the levels of depression, anxiety and stress associated with the implementation of a telepsychology intervention based on the VPCG_COVID-19. A single group repeated measures design was used to assess depression, anxiety and stress before (T0 = pretest), after (T1 = posttest) and 14 days after its implementation (T2 = retest). A sample of 117 adults participated (mean age = 37.69; SD = 12.07; 62.4 % male) and received telepsychology care and were channeled according to VPCG_COVID 19 criteria: Level 2 psychoeducation and orientation (n = 46), level 3 = psychological first aid (n = 24) and level 4 = brief cognitive behavioral therapy-brief (n = 47). Significant differences were found in depression, anxiety and stress, for the three levels of attention (pre, post and retest measurements).


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Author Biographies

Aimée Argüero Fonseca , Autonomous University of Nayarit

Academic Program on Psychology. Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

Joel Martínez Soto, University of Guanajuato

Department of Psychology. Leon Campus, Guanajuato, Mexico

Óscar Ulises Reynoso González, University of Guadalajara

Health Sciences Department. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Brenda Cervantes Luna, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico

Ecatepec University Center. State of Mexico, Mexico

Iván López Beltrán, Autonomous University of Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes, Mexico

Diana P. Aguirre Ojeda, Autonomous University of Nayarit

Academic Program of Psychology. Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico


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How to Cite

Argüero Fonseca , A., Martínez Soto, J., Reynoso González, Óscar U., Cervantes Luna, B., López Beltrán, I., & Aguirre Ojeda, D. P. (2022). Evaluation of a telepsychological intervention guide during COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from a pilot study with mexican population. Nova Scientia, 14(29). https://doi.org/10.21640/ns.v14i29.3091



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