Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Use of Video Telehealth to Serve Geriatric Veterans: A National Survey of Veterans Health Administration OT Practitioners
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Health and Wellness / Military Rehabilitation
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Use of Video Telehealth to Serve Geriatric Veterans: A National Survey of Veterans Health Administration OT Practitioners
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510303. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6315
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510303. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6315
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Little is known about utilization of video telehealth with older clients by OT practitioners. Of 322 OT practitioners at the Veterans Health Administration participating in a web-based survey, 41% use video telehealth with older clients. The primary facilitator reflected practitioner attitudes, while the primary barrier was institutional. Findings highlight key person-level and system-level factors in implementation of video telehealth for older clients.

Primary Author and Speaker: Megan Gately

Additional Authors and Speakers: Tickle-Degnen Linda, Keren Ladin, Lauren Moo

Contributing Authors: Ward Nathan