Procedural and methodological issues in telepsychiatry research and program development

B. C. Frueh, S. E. Deitsch, Alberto Santos, P. B. Gold, M. R. Johnson, N. Meisler, K. M. Magruder, J. C. Ballenger

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Objective: The authors reviewed the literature related to telepsychiatry - applications of videoconferencing technology for mental health care - which offers hope for an affordable means of solving long-standing workforce problems, particularly in geographical areas where specialist providers are not readily available. Methods: To conduct a comprehensive review of the telepsychiatry literature, the authors searched the MEDLINE database (1970 to February 2000), using the keywords telepsychiatry, telemedicine, and videoconferencing. Studies were selected that included the use of videoconferencing technology for the provision of any form of mental health care services. Results and conclusions: Psychiatric interviews conducted by telepsychiatry appear to be generally reliable, and patients and clinicians generally report high levels of satisfaction with telepsychiatry. A significant limitation of the literature is the lack of empirical research on telepsychiatry, especially cost analyses and clinical outcome studies. The authors outline a research agenda addressing the procedural and methodological issues that should shape future research: study design, outcome measurement, consideration of patient characteristics, and program design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1522-1527
Number of pages6
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume51
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 18 2000

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Videoconferencing
Program Development
Hope
Research
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Technology
Delivery of Health Care
Empirical Research
Telemedicine
Mental Health Services
MEDLINE
Psychiatry
Mental Health
Research Design
Databases
Interviews
Costs and Cost Analysis

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Frueh, B. C., Deitsch, S. E., Santos, A., Gold, P. B., Johnson, M. R., Meisler, N., ... Ballenger, J. C. (2000). Procedural and methodological issues in telepsychiatry research and program development. Psychiatric Services, 51(12), 1522-1527. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.51.12.1522

Procedural and methodological issues in telepsychiatry research and program development. / Frueh, B. C.; Deitsch, S. E.; Santos, Alberto; Gold, P. B.; Johnson, M. R.; Meisler, N.; Magruder, K. M.; Ballenger, J. C.

In: Psychiatric Services, Vol. 51, No. 12, 18.12.2000, p. 1522-1527.

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Frueh, BC, Deitsch, SE, Santos, A, Gold, PB, Johnson, MR, Meisler, N, Magruder, KM & Ballenger, JC 2000, 'Procedural and methodological issues in telepsychiatry research and program development', Psychiatric Services, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 1522-1527. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.51.12.1522
Frueh BC, Deitsch SE, Santos A, Gold PB, Johnson MR, Meisler N et al. Procedural and methodological issues in telepsychiatry research and program development. Psychiatric Services. 2000 Dec 18;51(12):1522-1527. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.51.12.1522
Frueh, B. C. ; Deitsch, S. E. ; Santos, Alberto ; Gold, P. B. ; Johnson, M. R. ; Meisler, N. ; Magruder, K. M. ; Ballenger, J. C. / Procedural and methodological issues in telepsychiatry research and program development. In: Psychiatric Services. 2000 ; Vol. 51, No. 12. pp. 1522-1527.
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