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Linguistic validation of four parallel forms of a story retelling procedure

Doyle, Patrick J. and McNeil, Malcolm R. and Park, Grace and Goda, Amy and Rubenstein, Elaine and Spencer, Kristie and Carroll, Brian and Lustig, Amy and Szwarc, Leslie
Linguistic validation of four parallel forms of a story retelling procedure. Aphasiology, 14(5-6), 2000, pages 537-549.

Abstract

This study reports the development and validation of four parallel forms of a story retelling procedure. The equivalency of forms was based on the performance of 15 adults with aphasia on 12 operationally defined productive language variables including measures of (a) verbal productivity, (b) information content, (c) grammatical well-formedness, (d) phoneme production, and (e) verbal disruptions. The results revealed no significant differences among the four forms of the test for any of the dependent measures, and strong, positive and significant correlations among forms for 11 of the 12 dependent measures. These results suggest that a wide variety of productive language variables can be reliably measured using parallel forms of the story-retelling procedure described herein.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:CONNECTED SPEECH; APHASIA; ADULTS
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1167
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1999 : 29th : Key West, FL : June 1999)
Conference Date:June 1999
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication:Aphasiology
Volume:14
Number:5-6
Pages:537-549
Publication Location:London
ISSN:1464-5041
Alternative Locations:http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=0268-7038&volume=14&issue=5&spage=537, http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1080/026870300401306
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