Patterns of Decline on Language Testing in Primary Progressive Aphasia

Tippett, Donna Clark and Sebastian, Rajani and Davis, Cameron and Gomez, Yessenia and Newhart, Melissa and Tsapkini, Kyrana and Meyer, Aaron and Friedman, Rhonda and Hills, Argye Elizabeth (2014) Patterns of Decline on Language Testing in Primary Progressive Aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate patterns of decline on language testing in subtypes of primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and to examine the effects of other variables on rate of decline. Forty-six patients with PPA (mean age = 66.9 + 6.6; 27 female; mean education = 16.4 + 2.8) completed language testing. PPA subtypes were not distinguishable by rapidity of decline; however, there were different patterns of performance on language testing. Age and education did not affect rate of decline on any test. These results have implications for patient/family education regarding language deterioration and future planning.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Depositing User: Leo Johnson
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2014 : 44th : St. Simons Island, GA : May 27-June 1, 2014
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2536

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