Investigating prosodic accommodation in clinical interviews with depressed patients

Brian Vaughan, Carolina De Pasquale, Lorna Wilson, Charlie Cullen, Brian Lawlor

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Six in-depth clinical interviews, involving six different elderly patients (aged 60+) and one psychiatrist, were recorded and analysed for a number of prosodic accommodation variables. Our analysis focused on pitch, speaking time, and vowel-space ratio. Findings indicate that there is a dynamic manifestation of prosodic accommodation over the course of the interactions. There is clear adaptation on the part of the psychiatrist, even going so far as to have a reduced vowel-space ratio, mirroring a reduced vowel-space ratio in the depressed patients. Previous research has found a reduced vowel-space ratio to be associated with psychological distress; however, we suggest that it indicates a high level of adaptation on the part of the psychiatrist and needs to be considered when analysing psychiatric clinical interactions.console
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2018
Event7th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, United States
Duration: 9 Jan 201810 Jan 2018
http://archive.mindcareconference.org/2018/show/home

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Conference7th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health
Abbreviated titleMindCare 2018
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period9/01/1810/01/18
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Vaughan, B., De Pasquale, C., Wilson, L., Cullen, C., & Lawlor, B. (2018). Investigating prosodic accommodation in clinical interviews with depressed patients. Paper presented at 7th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, Boston, United States.
Vaughan, Brian ; De Pasquale, Carolina ; Wilson, Lorna ; Cullen, Charlie ; Lawlor, Brian. / Investigating prosodic accommodation in clinical interviews with depressed patients. Paper presented at 7th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, Boston, United States.
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Vaughan, B, De Pasquale, C, Wilson, L, Cullen, C & Lawlor, B 2018, 'Investigating prosodic accommodation in clinical interviews with depressed patients' Paper presented at 7th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, Boston, United States, 9/01/18 - 10/01/18, .

Investigating prosodic accommodation in clinical interviews with depressed patients. / Vaughan, Brian; De Pasquale, Carolina; Wilson, Lorna; Cullen, Charlie; Lawlor, Brian.

2018. Paper presented at 7th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, Boston, United States.

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Vaughan B, De Pasquale C, Wilson L, Cullen C, Lawlor B. Investigating prosodic accommodation in clinical interviews with depressed patients. 2018. Paper presented at 7th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, Boston, United States.