Perseverative behaviour in fluent and non-fluent aphasic adults

Helm-Estabrooks, Nancy and Ramage, Amy and Bayles, Kathryn A. and Cruz, Robyn (1998) Perseverative behaviour in fluent and non-fluent aphasic adults. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

Perseveration by type (recurrent, continuous, or stuck-in-set) was examined for 30 stroke patients, 20 of whom exhibited fluent aphasia, and 10 with non-fluent aphasia. Comparisons were made between the two aphasic subject groups on two verbal and two non-verbal tasks. Twenty-eight of the patients (93%) produced at least one instance of perseveration. The most commonly occurring type was recurrent perseveration. Instances of continuous perseveration also were common and were produced by 18 patients. Stuck-in-set perseveration was uncommon with only two patients exhibiting this form of perseveration. No differences were observed in the frequency of perseveration across the four tasks between fluent and non-fluent aphasic patients. Perseveration was significantly correlated with aphasia severity, but not with time post-onset.

Item Type: Journal (Paginated)
Additional Information: Copyright by Taylor & Francis Ltd. Used with permission.
Depositing User: Demetrios Ioannides
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2003
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1997 : 27th : Bigfork, MO : June 1997)
Location: Bigfork, Mont.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal or Publication Title: Aphasiology
Volume: 12
Number: 7-8
Publication Location: London
ISSN: 1464-5041
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1132

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