Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 4-21-2023

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Erin Holmes

Second Advisor

Sujith Ramachandran

Third Advisor

Jessica M. Omoregie

Relational Format



Telehealth’s utilization within healthcare has expanded and changed areas of healthcare delivery. In rural states like Mississippi barriers to accessing healthcare services exist due to demographic factors, socioeconomic factors, or geographic distance. This study was meant to look at the literature related to telehealth that was being disseminated to Mississippians through online news sources. It was noted whether these articles viewed telehealth utilization in a positive or negative way. Utilizing a cross-sectional media analysis, the news articles were screened using a coding form that acknowledged different themes in the literature. Frequency analyses were conducted to aid in interpreting the common themes from the literature. We feel that we were able to understand and convey how telehealth is being perceived in Mississippi and in what ways telehealth can be harmful or beneficial.

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