Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-3-2021

Comments

This article is the authors' final version prior to publication in Population Health Management, Volume 24, Issue 6, December 2021, Pages 699-700.

Final publication is available from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers https://doi.org/10.1089/pop.2021.0094

Abstract

This study explored the relationship between trust in physicians and telehealth use during the COVID pandemic in 162 African Americans with diabetes. More than 90% of patients had internet-capable devices and internet service but only 61 patients (39%) had a telehealth visit. Compared to the latter, participants with no telehealth visits had less trust in physicians' ability to diagnose COVID, less trust in physicians' ability to treat via telehealth, and resided in more deprived neighborhoods. There were no differences in age, sex, education, nor literacy. For African Americans with diabetes, health disparities may increase unless fundamental issues such as trust are addressed.

PubMed ID

34000211

Language

English

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