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Low-cost three-channel video for assessment of the clinical consultation.

Sheeler, I, Koczan, P, Wallage, W and de Lusignan, S (2007) Low-cost three-channel video for assessment of the clinical consultation. Inform Prim Care, 15 (1). pp. 25-31.

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Single-channel video is an established method for assessing the clinical consultation; however, it has limitations. While previous research has concluded that three-channel video recording of clinical consultations offers advantages, using professional equipment made costs prohibitive. In this study we set out to establish whether the benefits of three-channel video could be achieved using low-budget consumer-level equipment. Using a kit assembled for around euro 1000, we produced three-channel video recordings of simulated consultations. We then showed single- and three-channel versions of the videos to a panel of health professionals and recorded their opinions regarding the quality of the material and the level of information presented. We found that our budget three-channel set-up provided the same advantages as professional three-channel video, while the cost and complexity of the process was minimal. It is now affordable as well as feasible to use a budget set-up three-channel video system for training clinicians and assessing the impact of the computer on the consultation.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
Sheeler, I
Koczan, P
Wallage, W
de Lusignan, S
Date : 2007
Uncontrolled Keywords : Communication, Education, Medical, Humans, Patient Simulation, Videotape Recording
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:04
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:23

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