Relationship Between Post-Traumatic Amnesia Duration and Pragmatics After Brain Injury

Deal, Rachel and Hough, Monica and Hudson, Suzanne and Rastatter, Michael and Walker, Marianna and King, Kristin (2006) Relationship Between Post-Traumatic Amnesia Duration and Pragmatics After Brain Injury. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

This study investigated post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) duration relative to pragmatic skills in chronic traumatic brain-injury (TBI). Pragmatic skills were measured by Revised Edinburgh Functional Communication Profile (REFCP). Ten males suffering TBI from MVA participated. They were > 6 months post-injury, experiencing initial PTA > 24 hours, with current normal consciousness. Pearson Product-Moment correlations revealed a significant negative relationship between PTA and nonlinguistic pragmatic skills; longer in PTA initially, lower the current nonlinguistic scores (REFCP). PTA was not significantly related to linguistic pragmatic abilities. Thus, PTA may not be a useful measure for linguistic pragmatic skill outcome beyond 6 months post-injury. However, PTA duration may influence nonlinguistic pragmatics, predicting long-term outcome of some components of pragmatic competence.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Additional Information: USED WITH PERMISSION.
Depositing User: Rick Hoover
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1723

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