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Revista Cubana de Informática Médica

On-line version ISSN 1684-1859


SUAREZ BENITEZ, Yunnier; NORAIDA FERNANDEZ, Yanaisa  and  PELAEZ LLORENTE, Maythe. OncoHodgk: Interactive Application for Learning Diagnosis and Treatment of Linphomas. RCIM [online]. 2019, vol.11, n.1, pp.75-87.  Epub June 01, 2019. ISSN 1684-1859.


Lymphomas constitute a group of malignant diseases, characterized by the neoplastic proliferation of the reticuloendothelial system.


To develop an interactive application about the diagnosis and treatment of lymphomas for the 6th year medical students of the Medical Sciences Branch of Bayamo.

Methodological Design:

The application was developed between February and March 2018 in the Medical Sciences Branch of Bayamo. It was designed with the use of JClic and Gimpshop 2.8 tools with GPL / Linux license. To determine its effectiveness, surveys were conducted to students and teachers of the center. The universe was constituted by all the students of the 6th year of the Medicine career (281 students) and the sample by the selected students who made the first two rotations through the Internal Medicine room (40 students). The control group was formed by the first rotation, while the experimental group corresponded to the second rotation, both selected by simple random sampling, in a period from February to March 2018, at the University Teaching Hospital "Carlos Manuel de Céspedes".


The best grades between 4 and 5 points corresponded to the experimental group with 20 students for 100%, while in the control group 15 students obtained those grades for 75%.


The effectiveness of the OncoHodgk application for learning about the diagnosis and treatment of lymphomas was stated.

Keywords : lymphomas; educational software; interactive educational application.

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