Video teleconference-based neurocognitive screening in geropsychiatry

Psychiatry Res. 2015 Feb 28;225(3):734-5. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.12.040. Epub 2015 Jan 5.


Validation of remote video teleconference (VTC)-based procedures for geropsychiatry applications is essential to ensure validity and reliability of diagnostic procedures. The current study demonstrates the similarity of scores obtained from several brief neurocognitive screening measures in an outpatient VA geropsychiatry clinic population when participants were tested in-person and via VTC. Results revealed similar mean scores and moderate to good consistency among our mixed geropsychiatric sample on brief measures of global cognition, attention, and visuospatial function.

Keywords: Assessment; Neuropsychology; Telemedicine.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cognition Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment / methods*
  • Geriatrics / methods
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pilot Projects
  • Psychiatry / methods
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Telemedicine / methods*
  • Videoconferencing / statistics & numerical data*