Comparison of Risk and Well-being Scores Among Minorities and Caucasians Utilizing Telepsychology Services
Methods: An independent sample T-Test was conducted in an effort to measure the differences in well-being and risk scores between minority and Caucasian clientele of telepsychology services.
Findings: Despite having sufficient statistical power to detect differences, there were no significant differences between the well-being and risk scores of minority clients and Caucasian clients [Risk: t(172) = 1.20, p =.25; Well-being: t(171) = 2.52, p=.52] at intake. Additionally, no significant differences were found in the change in well-being and risk scores after four sessions of therapy according to minority status, [Risk: t(86) = 2.37, p =.97; Well-being: t(86) = 1.72, p=.41].
Implications: These results indicate that telepsychology health services are likely equally as effective in improving well-being and reducing risk of harm to self/others for both minority clients and Caucasian clientele.
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Provision of health care to the public
Analyze effectiveness of telepsychology in improving well-being and reducing risk. Compare benefits of telepsychology for minority and Caucasian clients
Keyword(s): Telehealth, Minority Research
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a third year in the Counseling Psychology PhD program at Texas A&M University. I have multiple experiences conducting and presenting research in the field of counseling psychology. I have been providing counseling services over telehealth for over a year.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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