Breakout Session

Assessment of Patient-Interview Skills in DPT Students Utilizing Point-Of-View Video Recordings: A Pilot Study

Track: Assessment, Video

Breakout VI
Friday, 12:00 – 12:55 pm

Wearable technology such as Google Glass is emerging in healthcare as it offers users the ability to take photos, record video and access the Internet via facial movements and voice directives in a hands-free fashion. The high cost of Google Glass is of significant consideration in implementing this technology within the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Therefore, I completed a small pilot study to determine the effects of point- of- view (POV) video recordings on student physical therapists’ (SPT) ability to refine patient communication skills. Preliminary results show POV recordings provided students a meaningful opportunity for self-reflection.

Lauren Del Rossi
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Stockton University

Lauren Del Rossi is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Stockton University, instructing students in the area of pediatrics in the second and third years of the Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. Lauren comes from a background of clinical practice focusing on children that are medically fragile & technology dependent. Lauren has taken this passion for technology in medicine and fostered technology-infused classroom instruction to challenge students to be dynamic and engaged learners. Through this everyday focus on innovative technology, Lauren encourages students to enter clinical practice as agents of change by infusing their comfort with technology with their abilities to utilize evidence- based practices.