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Occupational Therapy Practitioner Perspectives of the Role of Caregivers in Video Telehealth.

Gately ME, Waller D, Metcalf EE, Moo LR. Occupational Therapy Practitioner Perspectives of the Role of Caregivers in Video Telehealth. Journal of gerontological nursing. 2022 Oct 1; 48(10):15-20.

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The current article examines the role of caregivers to support patient participation in video telehealth, using data from interviews with occupational therapy practitioners at Veterans Health Administration. We found that caregiver participation allowed patients who might otherwise not be able to access video telehealth to do so, with patient factors, such as low technical literacy, contributing to caregiver involvement. In addition, caregiver participation varied by type of task performed. There were also benefits and barriers to caregiver participation. This study enhances our understanding of caregivers'' role enabling patients to access video telehealth, which has implications for nursing professionals. [(10), 15-20.].

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