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Cortisol over time in stroke patients and its relation with language change

Laures-Gore, Jacqueline and Williams, Bryan L. and Wik-Hung, Pun
Cortisol over time in stroke patients and its relation with language change. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

The current study explored the interplay between stroke, language, and the stress biomarker, cortisol, in individuals with aphasia (IWA) and individuals with right brain damage (RBD). Nineteen IWA following a left-hemisphere stroke and 12 RBD participants began the study between one to six months post-stroke and were followed for three months. Language skills were assessed monthly; afternoon salivary cortisol samples were collected biweekly. Individuals with aphasia showed improvements in language test scores, however, language was not associated with afternoon salivary cortisol levels.  The RBD group demonstrated fairly unchanging test scores, but naming ability did relate to salivary cortisol levels.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2308
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)