Physical fitness training for persons with aphasia

Lorenzen, Bonnie and Murray, Laura (2010) Physical fitness training for persons with aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Individuals with aphasia often have a number of concomitant cognitive impairments, including impaired attention, which may adversely affect their language abilities. One possible therapeutic intervention shown to have a positive effect on attention control is physical fitness training. The purpose of this study was to identify improvements in cognition and language following physical fitness training in persons with chronic aphasia. The researchers utilized a controlled single subject experimental design with four participants. Participants engaged in a six-week exercise program followed by a six-week conversation group. Language and cognitive measures were taken before, between conditions, and upon completion of the study.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2130

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