Within the deaf population, an extreme mental health professional shortage exists that may be alleviated with videoconferencing technology – also known as telehealth. Moreover, much needed mental health education within the deaf population remains largely inaccessible. Researchers have forewarned that the deaf population may remain underserved if significant changes do not take place with traditional service delivery methods. The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of telehealth in teaching psychoeducational objectives, with special emphasis given to its application to the deaf population. The results of this study indicate that telehealth can be considered to be an efficacious and cost effective option in delivering health care to the deaf population. Results also indicate participant satisfaction with the technology.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Psychology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wilson, Jaime A. B., "Psychoeducational Dissemination Across Distance: The Viability of Telehealth with the Deaf Population" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 1712.
telemedicine, teletherapy, videoconferencing, telepsychiatry, hearing impaired