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The methodological quality of aphasia research: an investigation using the PsycBITE™ database

Togher, Lee and Tate, Robyn and McDonald, Skye and Perdices, Michael and Schultz, Regina and Smith, Kate and Winders, Keri and Savage, Sharon
The methodological quality of aphasia research: an investigation using the PsycBITE™ database. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007) / : (2007).

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Abstract

This paper examines methodological quality of aphasia research using the Psychological database for Brain Injury Treatment Efficacy™(www.psycbite.com). PsycBITE™ includes five designs: Systematic Reviews (SR), Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT), non-RCT (NRCT); Case Series (CS) and Single Subject Designs (SSD). Of 310 studies indexed for aphasia: SR=8 (3%); RCT=22 (7%); NRCT=17 (5%); CS=48 (15%); SSD=215 (69%). Methodological quality ratings (MQR) using the PEDro scale (scored out of 10) were available for 9 RCTs (mean MQR=4.6 SD = 1.5), 5 NRCTs (mean MQR=2.3, SD =1.1), and 12 CSs (mean MQR=0.9, SD =0.7). Methodological quality is discussed with suggestions for future treatment studies.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1903
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
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