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Evaluating technology for rehabilitation: A model for promoting programmatic research

Fink, Ruth
Evaluating technology for rehabilitation: A model for promoting programmatic research. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

Computer-assisted treatments are gaining in popularity yet clinical trials demonstrating efficacy are sparse. This paper describes the methods and outcomes of a project that aimed to facilitate programmatic research among investigators interested in studying MossTalk Words®, an aphasia treatment software program. As a result of this initiative, studies were conducted at several sites, leading to publications on clinically relevant factors (e.g., effectiveness for diverse populations, effectiveness when self-administered; impact of therapy intensity). This is an efficient model for promoting research that could form the basis of a larger clinical trial, a level of evidence critical in establishing treatment efficacy.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2135
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.