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World J Psychiatr. Sep 22, 2015; 5(3): 286-304
Published online Sep 22, 2015. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v5.i3.286
Table 1 Reliability of videoconferencing-based assessments: Comparisons with face-to-face evaluations
Ref.Patient groupScale usedStudy designResults
Baer et al[40]16 adults with OCDYBOCS, HAM-D, HAM-ANon-RCTVC = F2F
Montani et al[41]10 elderly psychiatric inpatients with no cognitive impairmentMMSE, CFTNon-RCTVC inferior to F2F
Montani et al[42]15 elderly psychiatric inpatients with no cognitive impairmentMMSE, CFTNon-RCTVC inferior to F2F in certain aspects
Baigent et al[43]63 adult inpatientsBPRSNon-RCTBPRS ratings similar; differences in ratings of affect
Zarate et al[44]45 patients with schizophreniaBPRS, SANS, SAPSNon-RCTGlobal severity and BPRS similar, SANS not reliably rated, higher BW better
Montani et al[45]25 elderly psychiatric inpatients, 10 with dementiaMMSE, CFTNon-RCTVC inferior to F2F in non-cognitively impaired elderly; VC = F2F in those with dementia
Ruskin et al[46]30 adult inpatientsSCIDNon-RCTVC = F2F
Ball et al[47]11 elderly psychiatric patientsCAMCOGNon-RCTVC = F2F
Ball et al[48]99 responses of elderly psychiatric patientsMMSENon-RCTVC = F2F
Stevens et al[49]40 adult psychiatric patientsSCIDRCTSimilar satisfaction with both methods
Kirkwood et al[50]27 inpatients with history of alcohol abuseNeuropsychological batteryNon-RCTCognitive assessment by VC = F2F
Chae et al[51]30 adult patients with schizophreniaBPRSNon-RCTVC = F2F; BW did not matter
Elford et al[52]23 children referred for psychiatric assessmentsSemi-structured interviewRCTVC = F2F
Jones et al[53]30 elderly patientsBPRSNon-RCTReliability better for objective than subjective items; BW did not matter
Yoshino et al[54]42 adult inpatients with chronic schizophreniaBPRSNon-RCTReliability low with narrow BW
Grob et al[55]27 elderly nursing home residentsBPRS, MMSE, GDSNon-RCTVC = F2F
Bishop et al[56]24 adult psychiatric patientsCSQRCTVC = F2F on patient satisfaction
Guilfoyle et al[57]12 elderly nursing home residentsHealth assessmentsNon-RCTVC = F2F
Loh et al[58]20 elderly psychiatric patientsMMSE, GDSNon-RCTVC = F2F
Kobak[59]42 patients with mood disordersHAM-DNon-RCTVC = F2F
Poon et al[60]22 community-dwelling elderly with mild dementia or mild cognitive impairmentMMSE, RBMT, HDSRCTVC = F2F
Cullum et al[61]33 elderly with mild cognitive impairment or dementiaNeuropsychological batteryNon-RCTVC = F2F
Lexcen et al[62]72 adult psychiartric patients in forensic settingsBPRS, Mac CAT-CANon-RCTVC = F2F
Loh et al[63]20 elderly patients with dementiaMMSE, GDS and other scalesNon-RCTVC = F2F
Martin-Khan et al[64]42 patients over 50 yr referred for cognitive assessmentNeuropsychological batteryNon-RCTVC = F2F
Singh et al[65]37 adult patients with psychiatric disordersDSM-IVRCTVC = F2F
Shore et al[66]53 male American Indian veterans with psychiatric disordersSCIDRCTVC = F2F
Manguno-Mire et al[67]21 inpatients from a forensic psychiatric facilityGCCT-MSHRCTVC = F2F
Kobak et al[68]35 adult patients with mood disordersMADRSNon-RCTVC = F2F
McEachern et al[69]71 elderly patients from a memory clinicMMSERCTVC = F2F
Ciemins et al[70]73 elderly patients with diabetesMMSENon-RCTVC = F2F
Porcari et al[71]20 male veterans with PTSDCAPSNon-RCTVC = F2F
Thompson et al[72]138 transplant recipients receiving follow-upCES-DRCTVC = F2F
Morgan et al[73]169 elderly from a memory clinicSatisfaction assessmentRCTSimilar satisfaction with both methods
Stain et al[74]11 adolescents/young adults (14-30 yr) with early psychosisDiagnosis, quality of life, neurocognition on standardized scalesNon-RCTVC = F2F
Bui[75]30 undergraduates with subclinical OC symptomsYBOCSNon-RCTVC = F2F
Martin-Khan et al[76]205 patients over 50 yr referred for cognitive assessmentNeuropsychological batteryNon-RCTVC = F2F
Wong et al[77]42 elderly psychiatric inpatientsRUDASNon-RCTVC = F2F
Seidel et al[78]73 adult psychiatric patients in emergency settingsInterviewRCTVC = F2F
Litwack et al[79]75 veterans with PTSDCAPSNon-RCTVC = F2F