The use of telepsychiatry in the brief counselling of non-psychotic patients from an inner-London general practice

Citation
U. Bose et al., The use of telepsychiatry in the brief counselling of non-psychotic patients from an inner-London general practice, J TELEMED T, 7, 2001, pp. S8-S10
Citations number
5
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Health Care Sciences & Services
Journal title
JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE
ISSN journal
1357-633X → ACNP
Volume
7
Year of publication
2001
Supplement
1
Pages
S8 - S10
Database
ISI
SICI code
1357-633X(2001)7:<S8:TUOTIT>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Abstract
Brief counselling of 13 non-psychotic patients was carried out using an int eractive television link, in order to assess patient satisfaction with this technique, Informed consent was obtained from all patients before the vide oconferencing sessions, which were conducted: at 128 kbit/s. Over the four- month study period, I I men and two women participated in a total of 29 ses sions. A total of 28 questionnaires were completed. After the sessions, 93% of patients agreed that they would like to use this medium for communicati on again; 75% stated that they were able to see everything that they needed to see and 86% agreed that they were able to hear everything; they needed to hear. Overall, these findings indicate that patients were happy with the standard of care they received.