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Discourse measures of Prefrontal dysfunction: a pilot study

Eshel, Inbal and Frattali, Carol and Faroqi-Shah, Yasmeen
Discourse measures of Prefrontal dysfunction: a pilot study. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

This study piloted a set of quantitative and qualitative measures designed to capture the discourse impairments of patients with prefrontal cortex damage (PFCD). We compared the immediate and delayed narratives of PFCD patients and matched controls on measures of lexical efficiency, story content, thematic units, story grammar features, and discourse errors. Several measures, including lexical efficiency and various word and phrase level discourse errors, differentiated between groups. Subsequent to refinement, replication, and normative data collection, the tools created here will assist in the diagnosis of PFCD patients, provide a basis for therapeutic intervention, and track changes in discourse over time.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1984
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.