Clients' views on a piloted telemedicine sexual health service for rural youth

Cameryn C Garrett, Maggie Kirkman, Marcus Y Chen, Rosey Cummings, Candice Fuller, Jane Hocking, Jane Tomnay, Christopher Kit Fairley

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Abstract

Background: Given the high rate of sexually transmissible infections among young people and limited rural access to specialist healthcare, an Australian telemedicine service was piloted. Clients? views were investigated. Methods: All clients aged 15?24 were given a questionnaire. A sub-sample was interviewed. Results: The service was used by 25 rural youths aged 15?24; 18 returned the questionnaire, 4 were interviewed. All had a telephone consultation. They reported being satisfied with the service; most preferred the telemedicine service to consulting a doctor in person. Conclusions: Online video consultations for sexual health may not yet be acceptable to young people in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192 - 193
Number of pages2
JournalSexual Health
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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