R1 Projects

R1 Reliability and Validity of a Remote Neuropsychological Assessment Protocol

Task Leader(s):

Michael McCue, PhD

Co-Investigator(s):

Jamie Schutte, MS

Roger Little, MS

Bambang Parmanto, PhD

Michael Pramuka, PhD

Project Overview:

Neuropsychological assessment is a highly valued rehabilitation tool for individuals with cognitive disability but difficult to obtain in many locations. Previous attempts to provide remote neuropsychological assessment have either used expensive videoconferencing systems that do not easily replicate the demands of face to face standardized assessment, or have created new measures to be presented on computerized interfaces, prohibiting clinicians from using familiar, widely accepted tests. This project attempts to meet the needs for neuropsychological assessment via a low-cost, flexible system that allows clinicians to use current tests and assessments without the need for expensive videoconferencing equipment.

Project Objectives:

This project includes both a development task that creates that technology to support the conduct of neuropsychological assessment remotely and research tasks to assess the reliability and validity of the system. 
Specific aims are to:

Teleneuropsycholigical assessment system


Method(s):

Expected Findings and Deliverables:

Project Updates (most recent listed first):

Outputs:

Pramuka, M.  Vocational Rehabilitation Issues for Service Members with Polytrauma.  Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Conference, April 2010.


Project Update

2011

Investigators have identified the tests to be used and assembled the neuropsychological test protocol. We are currently in the process of inventorying and digitizing test materials. We have collaborated with the Infrastructure Project and the ASERT TIP on development of the ADOS remote assessment regarding overlap with neuropsychological assessment.
Investigators have developed a matrix of assessment and participant response functions specific to identified measures to ensure that the TR application addresses the breadth of typical testing issues. This serves as the preliminary plan for the design of the remote assessment protocol. We have successfully tested the use of a tablet PC for the remote input/output of stimuli and responses.
Investigators have initiated discussions with HGAC who will be the source of subjects for the proposal. Computer hardware has installed and successfully tested for remote and local sites. Initial IRB issues are being formulated.

 


 

2010

Investigators have identified the tests to be used and assembled the neuropsychological test protocol. We are currently in the process of inventorying and digitizing test materials. We have collaborated with the Infrastructure Project and the ASERT TIP on development of the ADOS remote assessment regarding overlap with neuropsychological assessment.
Investigators have developed a matrix of assessment and participant response functions specific to identified measures to ensure that the TR application addresses the breadth of typical testing issues. This serves as the preliminary plan for the design of the remote assessment protocol. We have successfully tested the use of a tablet PC for the remote input/output of stimuli and responses.
Investigators have initiated discussions with HGAC who will be the source of subjects for the proposal. Computer hardware has installed and successfully tested for remote and local sites. Initial IRB issues are being formulated.


 

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