Telerehabilitation Disparities for Patients with Limited English Proficiency
The purpose of the study is to examine clinical workflow efficiency when providing outpatient telehealth/telerehabilitation services for patients/clients with Limited English Proficiency.
Currently we are looking for physical therapists to participate in the study. If you choose to be part of this study, you will be asked to:
· Complete an initial videocall interview with a research assistant ~ 30-45 mins
During this interview you will also be asked to complete a Job Tasks Checklist where you report common tasks that you complete during telehealth/telerehabilitation appointments
· Complete a second videocall interview 1-3 months after the first interview with a research assistant ~ 30-45 mins
During this interview you will also be asked to review a workflow diagram depicting the sequence of tasks completed during a telehealth/telerehabilitation appointment. You can decide whether you would like to participate in one or both interviews. Both interviews will be recorded. You will be asked to keep your camera off and microphone on during the videocall. While both audio and video will be captured, we will only retain audio recordings and delete video recordings.
You will receive a $25 Target gift card for participating in this study. The gift card amount will be the same regardless of whether you complete one or both interviews previously described.
You are eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:
• Physical therapist (students completing clinical rotations are eligible), currently working in a clinical capacity
• At least 3 encounters with Limited English Proficient patient(s) in the past 5 years.
• At least 3 telehealth/telerehabilitation encounters in the past 5 years.
• Over 18 years and able to communicate in English.
If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and discontinue participation at any time. You have the right to leave a study at any time without penalty. Specifically, choosing not to be in this study will not negatively affect your relationship with the University of Illinois or UI Health.
For more information, please contact Mansha Mirza, [email protected]