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Resultat
Poster
2013

”Face to face, just with a camera” – exploring videoconference-based telerehabilitation for aphasia

Bidragsytere:
  • Silje Merethe Hansen
  • Erlend Bønes
  • Frank Becker og
  • Melanie Kirmess

Presentasjon

Navn på arrangementet: 4th Nordic Aphasia conference
Sted: Gothenborg
Dato fra: 2. mai 2013
Dato til: 4. mai 2013

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Poster
Publiseringsår: 2013

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Tittel

”Face to face, just with a camera” – exploring videoconference-based telerehabilitation for aphasia

Sammendrag

”Face to face, just with a camera” – exploring videoconference-based telerehabilitation for aphasia Introduction Ensuring individually tailored aphasia rehabilitation of sufficient intensity and duration is challenging in rural countries like Norway. Aphasia telerehabilitation has the potential to widen the access to speech-language therapists (SLT) when limited due to geographical or physical barriers, and its effectiveness has been demonstrated (Brennan et al 2004; Mashima & Doarn 2008). However, research on this topic is rare; furthermore, international differences and ongoing technical development require further studies. Research questions This pilot study explored the use of aphasia telerehabilitation focusing on the applicability of an internet-based videoconference format for a) “ordinary” treatment by interaction between the person with aphasia and the SLT, and b) SLT supervision of data program training (Lexia, Gunnilstam & Mårtens 2008). Methods A qualitative case study was conducted with 4 participants who received videoconference-based aphasia rehabilitation in their home for 2-5 hours/week for 3 weeks. Cisco Jabber Video and the remote access program LogMeIn were used. For each session, a log form regarding technical experiences and satisfaction with treatment was completed by participants and the treating SLT. In addition, qualitative interviews were performed after treatment. Results Log forms and interview results show an overall satisfaction in all 4 participants. Technical problems were described as “rather small”. Interaction between participants and SLT was experienced as similar to face-to-face treatment sessions. People with aphasia emphasized the advantages of treatment in their home environment, flexibility with regard to incorporation of treatment in their daily schedule and less travel time. The SLT highlighted the importance of remote access to the participants’ computer providing the opportunity to assist when needed. The SLT could see only the participant’s head, limiting her possibilities to register gestural communication. Discussion While experiences from this pilot study are promising, future aphasia telerehabilitation should include more extensive information before start (e.g. a leaflet), and a checklist regarding the physical environment to be applied before each session. The perception of all gestural communication should be possible. Telerehabilitation may be particularly well suited in the transition from hospital to community care. Continuing SLT in this phase may positively affect the quality of life for persons with aphasia. References Brennan, D.M., Georgeadis, A.C., Baron, C.R. & Barker, L.M. (2004). The Effect of Videoconference- Based Telerehabilitation on Story Retelling Performance by Brain-Injured Subjects and Its Implications for Remote Speech-Language Therapy. Telemedicine and e-health. 10 (2), 147- 154. Gunnilstam, O. & Mårtens, M. (2008). Lexia versjon 3.0. Stiftelsen Stora Skøndal. Mashima, P.A. & Doarn, C.R. (2008). Overview of Telehealth Activities in Speech-Language Pathology. Telemedicine and e-health. 14 (10) 1102-1117.

Bidragsytere

Silje Merethe Hansen Ingebretsen

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Silje Merethe Hansen
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Sunnaas sykehus HF

Erlend Bønes

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Kvalitets- og utviklingssenteret ved Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge HF
Aktiv cristin-person

Frank Becker

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for fysikalsk medisin og rehabilitering ved Universitetet i Oslo
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Sunnaas sykehus HF
Aktiv cristin-person

Melanie Kirmess

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for spesialpedagogikk ved Universitetet i Oslo
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Sunnaas sykehus HF
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