In-Person Versus Telehealth Assessment of Discourse Ability in Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • 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.

authors

  • Turkstra, Lyn
  • Quinn-Padron, Maura
  • Johnson, Jacqueline E
  • Workinger, Marilyn S
  • Antoniotti, Nina

publication date

  • November 2012