Nonverbal Accommodation Analysis System (NAAS)

Developers: Thomas A. D'Agostino, Carma L. Bylund

Year of publication: 2011

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Academic cancer center

Restriction to setting(s): Medical interactions

Target group: Physicians and cancer patients

Language(s): English


Specific constructs/behaviours:

Communication Accommodation Theory (CAT).
Talk time, pauses, simultaneous speech, speech rate, interruptions, smiling, laughing, gesturing, nodding, eye contact

Tool topics:

Non-verbal communication

Intended application: Research

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

D’Agostino TA, Bylund CL. The nonverbal accommodation analysis system (NAAS): Initial application and evaluation. Patient Education and Counseling. 2011 Oct 1;85(1):33-9.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2010.07.043

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