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Comparison of Neuropsychological Assessment by Videoconference and Face to Face.

Authors
  • Gnassounou, Richard1
  • Defontaines, Bénédicte1
  • Denolle, Séverine1
  • Brun, Stéphanie1
  • Germain, Raphaël2
  • Schwartz, Déborah2
  • Schück, Stéphane2
  • Michon, Agnès3
  • Belin, Catherine4
  • Maillet, Didier4, 5
  • 1 Association Réseau Mémoire Aloïs, 75 rue de Lourmel, Paris, France. , (France)
  • 2 Kappa Santé, 4 rue de Cléry, Paris, France. , (France)
  • 3 Département des Maladies du Système Nerveux, Institut de la mémoire et de la maladie d'Alzheimer (IM2A), Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Paris, France. , (France)
  • 4 Service de Neurologie, Hôpital Saint Louis, AP-HP, 1 avenue Claude Vellefaux, Paris, France. , (France)
  • 5 Université de. Lille, ULR 4072 - PSITEC - Psychologie: Interactions, Temps, Emotions, Cognition, Lille, France. , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date
May 01, 2022
Volume
28
Issue
5
Pages
483–493
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1017/S1355617721000679
PMID: 34027851
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

To compare the administration of neuropsychological tests by teleneuropsychology (TeleNP) and face to face (F-F) in order to determine the feasibility and reliability of TeleNP. At the inclusion visit, all participants underwent a traditional F-F neuropsychological assessment as part of their standard care. Four months after inclusion, they were randomized to undergo an additional neuropsychological assessment either by F-F administration or by TeleNP. A total of 150 adults with cognitive complaints, but with no major cognitive or sensorial impairment were included. At 4 months, 69 participants were randomized in the F-F arm and 71 in TeleNP arm (10 lost in the follow-up). The overall satisfaction was high: 87.1% in the TeleNP arm were "very satisfied", and 82.9% indicated no preference between F-F and TeleNP. In agreement with previous data from the literature, neuropsychological assessments gave similar results across both administration conditions for a large majority of tests [Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test (FCSRT) French version, Mahieux gestural praxis battery, Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB), time of completion of the Trail making Test (TMT) A and B, number of errors of the TMT B, Rey complex figure test, categorical et phonological verbal fluency tests] and minor differences for others [80-picture naming test (DO-80), FAB, Digit Span forward and backward and number of errors in the TMT A]. TeleNP is a promising method to be able to test patients as an alternative to F-F condition. Before this procedure can be generalized, it is now necessary to standardize the adaptation of certain tests and to test them in populations with more significant cognitive disorders.

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