Is More Better? Preliminary Results from a Computer Treatment Study for Aphasia

Cherney, Leora R. and Lee, Jaime and Babbitt, Edna and Hurwitz, Rosalind (2007) Is More Better? Preliminary Results from a Computer Treatment Study for Aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

This randomized clinical trial evaluated the efficacy of an oral reading treatment provided via computer, and compared outcomes for 10-hours versus 4-hours of weekly practice. An intent-to-treat analysis showed subjects receiving 6-weeks of computer treatment improved significantly more on the Aphasia Quotient of the Western Aphasia Battery than subjects receiving no treatment. 10-hours of weekly practice resulted in a mean WAB AQ change of 6.76 (SD=7.63) compared to a mean change of 3.92 (SD=6.22) in the 4-hour group. However, after 24 treatment hours, language improvements were greater when practice was less intensive. Implications for clinical treatment and research are discussed.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Tiffany Brand
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1856

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