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Measuring change in spontaneous speech production during the course of aphasia: Computer-assisted analysis of basic parameters

Grande, Marion and Hussmann, Katja and Bay, Elisabeth and Christoph, Swetlana and Piefke, Martina and Willmes, Klaus and Huber, Walter
Measuring change in spontaneous speech production during the course of aphasia: Computer-assisted analysis of basic parameters. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

Spontaneous speech samples of 28 patients were analyzed using a computer-assisted method before and after seven weeks of intensive language treatment. We focussed on the following four basic parameters: percentage words, percentage open class words, syntactic completeness and MLU. A 3-factorial-ANOVA revealed a significant main effect for type of aphasia (fluent vs. non-fluent) for all four parameters. In comparison with a conventional rating scale, the basic parameters proved to be much more sensitive to change. Thus, the computer-assisted analysis of basic parameters represents a clinically applicable instrument to measure even small changes during the course of recovery from aphasia.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1731
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.