Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology
Telemedicine, Speech-Language Pathology
Qualitative phenomenological design was used in the study. Standardized open-ended interviews were conducted via MS Teams and Google Meets to gather data from 12 fourth year BSSLP student who delivered telepractice intervention in satellite centers. They were chosen using convenience sampling. The research instrument employed was a set of open-ended questions about subjective norms, attitudes, perceived behavioral control and behavioral intentions. Data was analyzed using thematic analysis. The findings revealed that the interns’ subjective norms were influenced by people with telepractice experience and external evidence. Interns were critical of the views they encountered by validating and appraising its logic and applicability to situation. They also had mixed perceptions about telepractice intervention delivery as evidenced by the identified pros and cons, observations among their patients and positive and negative feelings. Their confidence in delivering telepractice depended on several factors (e.g. external feedback, experience). They were unsure in areas they were inexperienced in, which may be resolved with exposure and learning exchanges with influences under subjective norms. Majority of the interns intended to pursue a hybrid setup after graduating due to the advantages of telepractice intervention delivery and desire to experience in-person delivery. Overall, their intended service delivery mode was influenced by attitudes and perceived behavioral control and subjective norms.
Cryslee Austin T. Villanueva
Espiritu, K. Y., Gonzales, B. R., Lim, M. I., Mercado, G. J., Rejano, H. J., Uy, A. N., & Uygongco, A. M. (2022). Perceptions and attitudes of speech-language pathology interns on telepractice intervention delivery in the satellite centers of DLSMHSI. [Bachelor's thesis, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute]. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsslp/38/