Client selection practices of select Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) from DLSMHSI: a quantitative survey based on the clinical practice guidelines for telepractice during the COVID-19 pandemic developed by the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists (PASP)
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology
telepractice, clinical practice, COVID-19
Telepractice is one of the primary responses to healthcare during the pandemic. With the absence of the conventional method of administering therapy which is faceto-face, it is important to ensure that clinicians continue to uphold the tenets of evidence-based practice in order for clients to receive the highest quality of service via telepractice. To ensure this, one of the most important considerations to make during telepractice is a client’s eligibility to receive such. This study aims to determine how much Filipino SLPs adhere to the different client selection criteria for telepractice stipulated in the clinical practice guidelines of the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists (PASP). With this, the researchers gathered the desired information from different Filipino SLPs who were purely willing and qualified to participate in the study. Their responses were collected through an online survey questionnaire, which utilized a 4-point Likert Scale. After conducting the online survey, all data were collected and analyzed through graphs and descriptive statistics. Results of the study show that there are variations in terms of how much Filipino SLPs consider the different client selection criteria for telepractice. Although variations in healthcare practice are expected, unwanted variations may affect the equity, quality of care and effectiveness of our services. Thus, the results of the current study highlights the need to reinforce and teach the guidelines of the client selection criteria stipulated in the CPG developed by the PASP in order for the SLPs to ensure the provision of the highest quality of care and service to the clients through EBP.
Steven Angelo J. MAaristela, CSP-PASP, BCTS
Chavez, A. C., Javier, J. T., Saclayan, J. T., Titular, T. S., & Villanueva, F. R. (2021, May 10). Client selection practices of select Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) from DLSMHSI: a quantitative survey based on the clinical practice guidelines for telepractice during the COVID-19 pandemic developed by the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists (PASP). GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsslp/22/