Aim: To evaluate whether there was a difference in satisfaction scores between providers and patients in the use of videoconferences (VCs) by depressed adults. Method: This study was a subanalysis of the joint European project, MasterMind, and participants were recruited from 15 pilot studies in 11 different countries. The Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ)-3 was used as assessment tool, and scores were summed to give total scores. The questionnaire consists of three items evaluating general satisfaction, fulfillment of needs in treatment, and usability. Results: A total of 362 respondents, 201 patients and 161 providers, completed the questionnaire. Providers had a mean total CSQ-3 score of 9.17 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 8.90-9.45), whereas patients had a mean of 9.70 (95% CI = 9.44-9.98). Mean scores for item 1 (the extent to which VCs had met the needs of the participants): patients 3.19, providers 2.93 (p  = 0.00048); for item 2 (general satisfaction): patients 3.22, providers 3.08 (p  = 0.083); and item 3 (whether participants wanted to use VCs again): patients 3.28 providers 3.16 ( p  = 0.045). Conclusion: The results showed that total satisfaction scores were higher in patients than in providers. The differences between patients and providers were significant for items 1 and 3 ( p  < 0.05), but we did not find a significant difference regarding item 2.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTelemedicine and e-Health
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)614-620
Publication statusPublished - May 2020


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