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Exploring Sentence Production in Parkinson's Disease: Effects of Conceptual and Task Complexity

Troche, Michelle and Altmann, Lori
Exploring Sentence Production in Parkinson's Disease: Effects of Conceptual and Task Complexity. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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Abstract

Sentence production in Parkinson’s disease (PD) has not been well described in the literature. 20 non-demented persons with PD and 20 healthy age-matched controls completed several cognitive tests and two experimental language tasks (sentence repetition and picture description). The stimuli were designed to vary in conceptual and grammatical complexity. Responses were scored on four error types: 1) completeness; 2) fluency; 3) grammaticality; and 4) gist meaning. Significant main effects and interactions between task, error type, complexity, and group were found. Working memory impairment predicted quality of language output. Implications for researchers, clinicians, patients, and caregivers will be discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1964
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.