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Indigenous women managing pregnancy complications in rural Ecuador

Verdezoto, Nervo, Carpio-Arias, Francisca, Carpio-Arias, Valeria, Mackintosh, Nicola, Eslambolchilar, Parisa, Delgado, Verónica, Andrade, Catherine and Vásconez, Galo 2020. Indigenous women managing pregnancy complications in rural Ecuador. Presented at: 11th Nordic Conference on Human- Computer Interaction (NordiCHI 2020), Tallinn, Estonia, 25-29 October 2020. NordiCHI '20: Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society. , vol. 45. pp. 1-9. 10.1145/3419249.3420141

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Abstract

Previous research has explored the potential use of digital health to support maternal health in the Global South highlighting the importance of understanding the socio-cultural context to inform system design. However, the experiences of indigenous women managing pregnancy complications in Latin America remain underexplored in HCI. We present a qualitative study with 25 indigenous pregnant women in an Ecuadorian rural community looking at their experiences during complications, their antenatal care visits and their access and use of technologies. Our findings highlight key barriers that hinder the use of antenatal care services and influence women's experiences managing complications. Based on the findings, we present opportunities for digital health centered on indigenous women to enhance antenatal care in rural Ecuador.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 September 2020
Date of Acceptance: 10 August 2020
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 16:12
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/134878

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