The methodological quality of aphasia research: an investigation using the PsycBITE™ database

Togher, Lee and Tate, Robyn and McDonald, Skye and Perdices, Michael and Schultz, Regina and Smith, Kate and Winders, Keri and Savage, Sharon (2007) The methodological quality of aphasia research: an investigation using the PsycBITE™ database. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

This paper examines methodological quality of aphasia research using the Psychological database for Brain Injury Treatment Efficacy™(www.psycbite.com). PsycBITE™ includes five designs: Systematic Reviews (SR), Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT), non-RCT (NRCT); Case Series (CS) and Single Subject Designs (SSD). Of 310 studies indexed for aphasia: SR=8 (3%); RCT=22 (7%); NRCT=17 (5%); CS=48 (15%); SSD=215 (69%). Methodological quality ratings (MQR) using the PEDro scale (scored out of 10) were available for 9 RCTs (mean MQR=4.6 SD = 1.5), 5 NRCTs (mean MQR=2.3, SD =1.1), and 12 CSs (mean MQR=0.9, SD =0.7). Methodological quality is discussed with suggestions for future treatment studies.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Tiffany Brand
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 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/1903

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