Date of Award:

12-2008

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Advisor/Chair:

D. Kim Openshaw

Abstract

This study examined the level of satisfaction reported by participants of a technologically assisted intervention study (TAI). TAI is a type of teletherapy done through online, live video conferencing. Satisfaction was examined at three different time points, post therapy, 3-months post therapy, and 6-months post therapy. Analyses examined if there were any changes in reported satisfaction over the three time periods. Participants received cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) targeted at reducing symptoms of mild to moderately severe depression. A satisfaction measure was developed for this study, and included quantitative and qualitative items which were analyzed to determine participants' level of satisfaction. Seventeen women residing in the Vernal and Roosevelt, Uintah Basin areas, volunteered to participate in the study that was funded by a CURI and AES grant.

This study found that the women experienced a high level of satisfaction with TAI across the various dimension measured. This high level of satisfaction remained consistent across the three time periods examined. Qualitative data offered a depth of understanding regarding what particularly participants were and weren't satisfied with. (106 pages)

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