Dial "T" for Testing: Technological Flexibility in Neuropsychological Assessment

James C. Mundt; Dayna S. Geralts; Heidi K. Moore
June 2006
Telemedicine & e-Health;Jun2006, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p317
Academic Journal
Computer-automated neuropsychological testing can be conducted over the telephone via interactivevoice response (IVR) technology by adapting cognitive measures traditionally administeredby a clinician or in paper-and-pencil formats. By utilizing automated telephoneinterviews in neuropsychological research, time and money can be saved, and patients can beassessed remotely. This paper reviews the use of IVR to assess neuropsychological functioningin six studies that examined alcohol impairment of mental and physical functioning, cognitiveand psychomotor recovery after surgery, and impairment resulting from central nervoussystem disease. Future directions for expanding application of cognitive performanceassessment via IVR are discussed.


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