In-Person Versus Telehealth Assessment of Discourse Ability in Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury
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OBJECTIVES: To compare in-person versus telehealth (TH) assessment of discourse ability in adults with chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Repeated-measures design with random order of conditions. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty adults with moderate-to-severe TBI. METHOD: Participants completed conversation, picture description, story-generation, and procedural description tasks. Sessions were video-recorded and transcribed. MEASURES: Measures of productivity and quality of discourse. RESULTS: Significant differences between conditions were not detected in this sample, and feedback from participants was positive. CONCLUSIONS: These preliminary results support the use of TH for the assessment of discourse ability in adults with TBI, at least for individuals with sufficient cognitive skills to follow TH procedures.
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