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dc.contributor.authorBarth, Jürgen
dc.contributor.authorCanella, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorOehler, Manuela
dc.contributor.authorWitt, Claudia M
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-29T17:50:04Z
dc.date.available2021-07-29T17:50:04Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/16260
dc.description.abstractObjective: We evaluated digital consultations at a University Hospital in Switzerland within an integrative medicine outpatient setting. Patients' and treatment providers' (physicians and therapists) evaluated digital conversation-based consultations as well as the digital delivery of practical exercises. Methods: Digital consultations between March 15, 2020 and April 30, 2020 were identified. Between June and July 2020, patients and treatment providers completed online questionnaires addressing challenges and advantages of their digital consultations. Both groups documented their satisfaction and working alliance (Working Alliance Inventory). In addition, semistructured qualitative interviews with treatment providers were conducted. Findings: A total of 82 online surveys (response rate 47%) about the digital consultations were available for analyses, with 60 patients correctly identifying at least one treatment provider, and 9 interviews were performed. Patients and treatment providers overall evaluated the new setting of digital consultation as feasible and an efficient consultation format. Interestingly, the working alliance was rated as good. Technical problems were mentioned as the main challenge and the delivery of practical exercises in digital consultations was seen more challenging than having digital conversation-based consultations. Conclusion: Digital consultations were established with overall positive evaluations and with a good working alliance between patients and providers. For the delivery of practical exercises it might be required to develop more innovative digital settings to overcome shortcomings of the digital format. Hybrid settings that combine the best of both settings could be a good option for future in postpandemic times.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2020.0539en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)en_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectSwitzerlanden_US
dc.subjectintegrative medicineen_US
dc.subjectmixed-methoden_US
dc.subjectoutpatienten_US
dc.subjectretrospective cohorten_US
dc.subjectworking allianceen_US
dc.titleDigital Consultations During COVID-19: A Multiperspective Mixed-Methods Study in an Integrative Medicine Setting in Switzerlanden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1089/acm.2020.0539
dc.identifier.pmid33960805
dc.source.volume27
dc.source.issue7
dc.source.beginpage569
dc.source.endpage578
dc.source.countryUnited States


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