The Aphasiology Archive
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
    

Three-Month SPICA and 55-Item RTT Scores Did Not Predict 12-Month Patient-Reported Communication Difficulty and Distress

Doyle, Patrick and Matthews, Christine and Mikolic, Joseph and Hula, William and McNeil, Malcolm
Three-Month SPICA and 55-Item RTT Scores Did Not Predict 12-Month Patient-Reported Communication Difficulty and Distress. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005) / : (2005).

Full text available as:
Other (MsWord)

Abstract

To fully describe the impact of aphasia on one’s disablement experience, patient-reported indices of communicative functioning and communication-related distress must be considered. However, such measures are rarely employed in clinical practice (Simmons-Mackie, Threats, & Kagan, 2005) or in studies of aphasia treatment (Holland & Thompson, 1998). In this study, regression analyses were used to examine whether 3 month SPICA, 55-item RTT, and BDAE Severity Rating scores accurately predicted 12 month measures of patient-reported communication difficulty and distress. The findings revealed that neither the SPICA nor the 55-item RTT predicted patient-reported outcomes at 12 months.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1595
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.