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Hannah E Wadsworth, Kaltra Dhima, Kyle B Womack, John Hart, Myron F Weiner, Linda S Hynan, C Munro Cullum
Objective: The feasibility and reliability of neuropsychological assessment at a distance have been demonstrated, but the validity of this testing medium has not been adequately demonstrated. The purpose of this study was to determine the ability of video teleconferencing administration of neuropsychological measures (teleneuropsychology) in discriminating cognitively impaired from non-impaired groups of older adults. It was predicted that measures administered via video teleconference would distinguish groups and that the magnitude of differences between impaired and non-impaired groups would be similar to group differences achieved in traditional administration...
January 10, 2018: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
Jeanine M Galusha-Glasscock, Daniel K Horton, Myron F Weiner, C Munro Cullum
Teleneuropsychology applications are growing, but a limited number of assessment tools have been studied in this context. The present investigation was designed to determine the feasibility and reliability of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) administration by comparing video teleconference (VTC) with face-to-face (FF) test conditions. Eighteen adult subjects over age 55 with and without cognitive impairment were administered Forms A and B of the RBANS in VTC and FF settings in counterbalanced fashion...
February 2016: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
Samuel Adjorlolo
In Ghana, the services of psychologists, particularly clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists, remain largely inaccessible to a large proportion of those in need. Emphasis has been placed on "physical wellness" even among patients with cognitive and behavioral problems needing psychological attention. The small number of clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists, the deplorable nature of road networks and transport systems, geopolitical factors, and a reliance on the face-to-face method in providing neuropsychological services have further complicated the accessibility problem...
2015: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
C Munro Cullum, L S Hynan, M Grosch, M Parikh, M F Weiner
The use of videoconference technology to deliver health care diagnostics and treatment continues to grow at a rapid pace. Telepsychiatry and telepsychology applications are well-accepted by patients and providers, and both diagnostic and treatment outcomes have generally been similar to traditional face-to-face interactions. Preliminary applications of videoconference-based neuropsychological assessment (teleneuropsychology) have yielded promising results in the feasibility and reliability of several standard tests, although large-scale studies are lacking...
November 2014: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
Kathryn M Harrell, Stacy S Wilkins, Megan K Connor, Joshua Chodosh
INTRODUCTION: The number of people in the United States living with dementia is projected to rise to over 7.1 million in the next 12 years, representing a 40% increase from current levels. This anticipated "dementia tsunami" has led to a recent state and national policy emphasis on early detection, improved care quality, reduced caregiver burden, and increased access to care. The ability to achieve these objectives is limited by few dementia specialists in rural and small communities and the challenges of travel to and within congested urban regions for dementia patients and their caregivers...
August 2014: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Mili Parikh, Maria C Grosch, Lara L Graham, Linda S Hynan, Myron Weiner, James H Shore, C Munro Cullum
Growing evidence suggests that neuropsychological assessment via videoconference shows good agreement with traditional in-person assessment. However, there are few published studies regarding patient acceptability of this methodology, particularly in individuals with cognitive impairment. In this study we sought to evaluate patient preferences and acceptability of teleneuropsychology to further shed light on the viability of this cognitive assessment medium. We examined acceptability of videoconference-based neuropsychological assessment among healthy aging individuals and in subjects with mild cognitive impairment or early stage Alzheimer disease...
2013: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Maria C Grosch, Michael C Gottlieb, C Munro Cullum
Telemedicine refers to the use of electronic communications to deliver health-related services from a distance, and is particularly useful in bringing specialty services to remote and/or underserved areas. Despite the increasing use of videoconference technology in psychology, there are very few guidelines to direct practitioners as to the ethical practice and utilization of telemedicine, and even fewer resources for practitioners of telecognitive assessment or teleneuropsychology. This paper seeks to outline several practical and ethical considerations that are relevant to the practice of telecognitive assessment and to assist practitioners in providing safe, ethical, and competent care to their patients by proposing some initial practice recommendations...
October 2011: Clinical Neuropsychologist
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