Remote Neuropscyhological Assessment: Teleneuropsychology

Yildirim E., SONCU BÜYÜKİŞCAN E., Kalem S. A., GÜRVİT İ. H.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.61, no.2, pp.167-174, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.29399/npa.28535
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, Psycinfo, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-174
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Introduction: Teleneuropsychology, which includes the remote application of neuropsychological tests to patients via telephone or videoconferencing, can expand access to health services for patients who reside in distant areas or have mobility restrictions. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the use of teleneuropsychology in cognitive assessment. In this review, the aim was to critically review the results of studies conducted in the field of teleneuropsychology and the fundamental principles related to teleneuropsychological assessment. Additionally, the "guideline for homebased teleneuropsychology" developed for T & uuml;rkiye's practices is outlined in this review. Method: A literature search was conducted using the Web of Science and PubMed databases to include all types of articles related to the subject. Results: The results of studies on in -clinic and home -based teleneuropsychological assessment indicate that tests that assess cognitive functions such as attention, memory, executive functions, and language, particularly those based on verbal administration, can be reliably applied through teleneuropsychological assessment. However, there are factors to consider when referring patients for teleneuropsychological assessment, selecting tests for assessment, and making ethical considerations. Additionally, it is important to follow recommended steps for both the clinician and the patient and/or their caregiver before and during the interview in order for the assessment to be carried out effectively. Conclusion: Although direct contact with the patient is an essential element in clinical neuropsychology practice, when necessary, teleneuropsychological assessment performed by trained experts following appropriate application procedures can be a good alternative to face-to-face evaluations.