Introduction: This study examined the potential feasibility of tele-delivered parent coaching in a rural area of Italy through a survey of parents’ attitudes towards this type of intervention. Methods: Parents of all children up to six years of age registered with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder at the clinic catering for the area were invited to take part in the study. The final sample consisted of 43 parents. Results: Parents with worse Internet skills and those who reported lower levels of satisfaction with currently received services were less likely to be willing to enrol. There was a trend for parents with lower self-efficacy to be less likely to enrol. Educational level, previous experience of video-calling, travel time to the clinic and child’s level of ability were not associated with the choice of enrolment. Discussion: Implications for strategies to contrast barriers to adoption and strengthen implementation plans are discussed.

Salomone, E., Maurizio Arduino, G. (2017). Parental attitudes to a telehealth parent coaching intervention for autism spectrum disorder. JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE, 23(3), 416-420 [10.1177/1357633X16642067].

Parental attitudes to a telehealth parent coaching intervention for autism spectrum disorder

Salomone, Erica
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2017

Abstract

Introduction: This study examined the potential feasibility of tele-delivered parent coaching in a rural area of Italy through a survey of parents’ attitudes towards this type of intervention. Methods: Parents of all children up to six years of age registered with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder at the clinic catering for the area were invited to take part in the study. The final sample consisted of 43 parents. Results: Parents with worse Internet skills and those who reported lower levels of satisfaction with currently received services were less likely to be willing to enrol. There was a trend for parents with lower self-efficacy to be less likely to enrol. Educational level, previous experience of video-calling, travel time to the clinic and child’s level of ability were not associated with the choice of enrolment. Discussion: Implications for strategies to contrast barriers to adoption and strengthen implementation plans are discussed.
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autism spectrum disorder; Remote consultation; tele-education; telehealth; telepsychiatry; Health Informatics
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2017
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416
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Salomone, E., Maurizio Arduino, G. (2017). Parental attitudes to a telehealth parent coaching intervention for autism spectrum disorder. JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE, 23(3), 416-420 [10.1177/1357633X16642067].
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