Reliability of Videoconferencing Administration of a Communication Questionnaire to People With Traumatic Brain Injury and Their Close Others
To compare in-person with videoconferencing administration of a communication questionnaire for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their close others.Design:
Repeated-measures design with randomized order of administration.Participants:
Twenty adults with severe TBI and their close others.Methods:
Both participants with TBI and their close others completed the La Trobe Communication Questionnaire (LCQ) via interview with a clinician, once via Skype and once during a home visit.Measures:
Total LCQ score and time taken for completion.Results:
There were no significant differences between videoconferencing and in-person conditions in the total scores or time taken to complete the questionnaire.Conclusions:
Videoconferencing-based administration of the LCQ is as reliable and efficient as in-person administration.