Preliminary experience of allied health assessments delivered face to face and by videoconference to a residential facility for elderly people.

@article{Guilfoyle2003PreliminaryEO,
  title={Preliminary experience of allied health assessments delivered face to face and by videoconference to a residential facility for elderly people.},
  author={Clare Guilfoyle and R. Wootton and Stacey Hassall and Jann Offer and Margo Warren and Debbie Smith},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={230-3}
}
We investigated whether allied health assessments carried out via videoconferencing were comparable to assessments carried out face to face. Five allied health therapists (in dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry and speech pathology) conducted an assessment of 12 high-dependency residents both face to face and by videoconferencing. On a five-point Likert scale, the therapists' mean ratings for the efficiency and suitability of videoconferencing for assessment were… CONTINUE READING

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