The use of communication technologies is an emerging trend in healthcare and research. Despite efficient, reliable and accurate neuropsychological batteries to evaluate cognitive performance in-person, more diverse and less expensive and time consuming solutions are needed. The videoconference administration method yielded comparable results to the traditional application. Findings indicate for the range of settings where videoconference approaches can be used, and for their applicability and acceptability, providing an alternative to current cognitive assessment methods. Continued validation studies and adaptation of neuropsychological instruments is warranted.
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Cognitive functioning can be affected, positively and negatively, by illness and its treatment. Reprinted with permission from Springer Publishing Company. The text is available here. Assessment of Cognitive Functioning. To recognize early the presence of an impairment in cognitive functioning.