videoconference, remote assessment, level of sitting scale, rural health, seating, posture, assessment
Level of sitting scale score is compared across remote (via videoconference) and live conditions. This ordinal scale measures the amount of sitting support required to maintain an upright sitting posture. Validity and reliability of this scale is known in face-to-face but unknown in videoconference conditions. The observational nature of the scale was suitable for use as an assessment tool in conditions of typically available videoconferencing connectivity (384 Kbits/second). The results of this ongoing pilot study are too small to quantify, but trends observed are expected to be further substantiated.
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