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Conducting a Virtual Study With Special Considerations for Working With Persons With Aphasia.
Doub, Ashleigh; Hittson, Anne; Stark, Brielle C.
  • Doub A; Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington.
  • Hittson A; Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington.
  • Stark BC; Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington.
J Speech Lang Hear Res ; 64(6): 2038-2046, 2021 06 04.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1263515
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ABSTRACT
Purpose The use of technology (e.g., telehealth) in clinical settings has rapidly increased, and its use in research settings continues to grow. The aim of this report is to present one potential solution to a clinical issue that of virtual and remote assessment for the purposes of spoken language research in persons with aphasia (PWA). To do so, we report detailed methods for conducting a multitimepoint (test-retest) virtual paradigm, assessing lifestyle, physiological, cognitive, and linguistic factors in persons with and without aphasia. Method Procedures for virtual assessment are detailed in a sample of adults with no brain damage (N = 24) and PWA (N = 25) on a test-retest paradigm (data collection approximately 10 ± 3 days apart). This report provides practical information about pre-assessment (e.g., recruitment, scheduling), assessment (e.g., aphasia-friendly consent presentation, investigator fidelity), and postassessment (e.g., data storage, quality check) procedures for human behavior research using a virtual platform. Results Preliminary study data are provided, indicating high retention rates, high rates of data acquisition, and feasibility. Common technological troubles and solutions are discussed, and solutions are offered. The results suggest that our pre-assessment, assessment, and postassessment procedures contributed to the success of our study. Conclusions We provide a practical methodology for conducting a multitimepoint study, with considerations for PWA, adding to the body of research on telehealth in clinical populations. Future studies should continue to evaluate telemethodology, which may be core for diversifying studies, improving study retention, and enrolling larger sample sizes. Supplemental Material https//doi.org/10.23641/asha.14608101.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Aphasia / Brain Injuries Limits: Adult / Humans Language: English Journal: J Speech Lang Hear Res Journal subject: Audiology / Speech-Language Pathology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Aphasia / Brain Injuries Limits: Adult / Humans Language: English Journal: J Speech Lang Hear Res Journal subject: Audiology / Speech-Language Pathology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article