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Quality of Systematic Reviews of Treatment Studies in Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Raymer, Anastasi and McKean, Sarah and Hill, Erin
Quality of Systematic Reviews of Treatment Studies in Neurogenic Communication Disorders. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

To support evidence based clinical practice, efforts have been initiated to complete systematic reviews of the treatment literature. We searched the literature for systematic reviews of treatment research in neurogenic communication disorders and evaluated the quality of those reviews for 27 criteria (Auperin et al., 1997). Two examiners coded 15 studies identified (6 aphasia, 6 dysarthria, 3 apraxia of speech). Reviews tended to provide good information pertaining to study identification and description. Weaknesses across reviews involved lack of statistical analyses and methods to avoid selection bias. Results of our study suggest ways to improve the quality of future systematic reviews.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2102
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.