Successes and failures in assessing cognitive function in older adults using video consultation

Martin-Khan, Melinda, Varghese, Paul, Wootton, Richard and Gray, Len (2007). Successes and failures in assessing cognitive function in older adults using video consultation. In: E. Krupinski and R. Wootton 7th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth, Brisbane, Australia, (60-62). 27-28 August, 2007.


Author Martin-Khan, Melinda
Varghese, Paul
Wootton, Richard
Gray, Len
Title of paper Successes and failures in assessing cognitive function in older adults using video consultation
Conference name 7th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 27-28 August, 2007
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication London, England
Publisher Royal Society of Medicin Press
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1258/135763307783247211
ISSN 1357-633X
1758-1109
Editor E. Krupinski
R. Wootton
Volume 13
Issue Suppl. 3
Start page 60
End page 62
Total pages 3
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Abstract/Summary We investigated the level of agreement between specialists conducting a cognitive assessment via videoconference compared with a face-to-face assessment. The patient and doctor were linked via a videoconference system which was located within the same hospital. To assess inter-rater reliability, paired face-to-face assessments were also carried out. There were 42 subjects, who were aged over 50 years and who had not attended a memory disorder clinic in the previous 12 months. A battery of standardized cognitive assessments was performed by a trained clinic nurse, prior to the two assessments by separate specialists. The weighted kappa score for face-to-face inter-rater reliability was 0.53. The agreement between face-to-face and videoconferencing assessment was 0.63. The present study shows that the use of videoconferencing for cognitive assessment results in assessment outcomes similar to those from face-to-face assessment.
Subjects C1
730399 Health and support services not elsewhere classified
730203 Health related to ageing
321007 Geriatrics and Gerontology
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Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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