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The in/exclusion and diagnosis of depression in patients with aphasia following stroke: A systematic review

Townend, Ellen and Mclaughlan, Kirsty and Brady, Marian and Hinks, Sarah
The in/exclusion and diagnosis of depression in patients with aphasia following stroke: A systematic review. In International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

Aphasia affects approximately a third of individuals who have a stroke and a similar proportion develop depression. Depression involves subjective symptoms (e.g. worthlessness) and its diagnosis conventionally relies on verbal interviews or rating scales, which is problematic if patients have aphasia. There is a large body of depression/stroke research. Our review of this literature aimed to systematically evaluate [1] the inclusion/exclusion of patients with aphasia and [2] the reporting and appropriateness of depression diagnostic methods used for patients with aphasia.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:Aphasia: Aphasia - rehabilitation
ID Code:1677
Conference:International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006)