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Assessing treatment efficacy in acute aphasia: paradoxes, presumptions, problems and principles

Linebaugh, Craig W. and Baron, Christine R. and Corcoran, Karen J.
Assessing treatment efficacy in acute aphasia: paradoxes, presumptions, problems and principles. Aphasiology, 12(7-8), 1998, pages 519-536.

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Abstract

It is paradoxical that most studies that have examined the efficacy of aphasia rehabilitation have involved patients with stable, chronic aphasia, while most clinicians treat patients whose aphasia is of much shorter duration and often more dynamic. Extending the results of treatment efficacy studies with chronic patients to acute patients requires that two essential presumptions be made: (1) a method that works with chronic patients will in fact work with acute patients; (2) the method is equally appropriate for both chronic and acute patients. These presumptions and problems that may arise when assessing treatment efficacy in acutely aphasic patients are discussed. Principles that may guide future studies are enumerated.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:LANGUAGE RECOVERY; THERAPY; DEFICITS
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1121
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1997 : 27th : Bigfork, MO : June 1997)
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication:Aphasiology
Volume:12
Number:7-8
Pages:519-536
Publication Location:London
ISSN:1464-5041
Additional Information:Copyright by Taylor & Francis Ltd. Used with permission.