Reliability of Videoconferencing Administration of a Communication Questionnaire to People with Traumatic Brain Injury and Their Close Others
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- Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 2017, 32 (6), pp. E38 - E44
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© 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Objectives: To compare in-person with videoconferencing administration of a communication questionnaire for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their close others. Design: Repeated-measures design with randomized order of administration. Participants: Twenty adults with severe TBI and their close others. Methods: Both participants with TBI and their close others completed the La Trobe Communication Questionnaire (LCQ) via interview with a clinician, once via Skype and once during a home visit. Measures: Total LCQ score and time taken for completion. Results: There were no significant differences between videoconferencing and in-person conditions in the total scores or time taken to complete the questionnaire. Conclusions: Videoconferencing-based administration of the LCQ is as reliable and efficient as in-person administration.
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