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Retrospective study of treatment outcome for individuals with aphasia

Odell, K. H. and Bair, S. and Flynn, M. and Workinger, M. and Osborne, D. and Chial, M.
Retrospective study of treatment outcome for individuals with aphasia. Aphasiology, 11(4-5), 1997, pages 415-432.

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Measurement of outcomes subsequent to treatment and documentation of the efficiency with which outcomes are achieved is critical information for healthcare policy makers and third-party payers. This study employed the ASHA Functional Communication Measure (FCM) scales to retrospectively analyse charts of 20 aphasic patients. By discharge, both severe and moderate groups gained a median (across modalities) of 1 FCM level. The severe group remained dependent for communication, while the moderately impaired group typically achieved independent communication levels. Efficiency (amount of FCM level gain relative to number of treatment sessions) was greater for the moderate group; average number of treatment sessions was 40 for the severe group and 22 for the moderate group.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
ID Code:1109
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1996 : 26th : Newport, RI : June 1996)
Conference Date:June 1996
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication Location:London
Additional Information:Copyright by Taylor & Francis Ltd. Used with permission.