Evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of TIPS to enhance the adoption of family-centered telehealth in pediatric rehabilitation centres across Canada.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting difficulties for pediatric rehabilitation services have pushed many therapists to shift to telehealth service delivery. Lack of training having been cited as a barrier for the implementation of telehealth, a program that provides training and support to therapists such as TIPS may encourage the adoption of family-centered telehealth services.
This study aims to:
Evaluate the implementation of TIPS with regards to:
Therapists’ intention to adopt vs actual adoption of family-centered telehealth practices
Fidelity of family-centered telehealth practices
Document the contextual variations required to co-adapt TIPS to meet each site’s needs
Identify factors influencing family-centered telehealth adoption and fidelity
Evaluate the effectiveness of TIPS with regards to:
Families’ perception of service quality (more specifically family-centeredness)
Changes in service delivery
Evaluate the costs (and possible cost savings) related to increased use of family-centered telehealth
TIPS is co-adapted to each site with the help of its local leadership team.
OTs, PTs and SLPs from 20 pediatric rehabilitation centers from across Canada follow a one-month training program comprising of 4 hours of self-paced learning modules and a 6-hour interactive webinar.
Therapists then have access to a support program which includes regular videoconference meetings with other participants of their site, as well as a virtual community of practice accessible on the TIPS web platform.
Therapists are asked to complete a total of 10 surveys before, during and after the implementation of TIPS regarding intention and actual adoption of FCT, fidelity in delivering FCT and family engagement practices.
Parents receiving services from participating therapists are recruited before and after TIPS implementation and are asked to complete a survey regarding satisfaction and costs associated with services received.
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