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The Efficacy of Semantic Feature Analysis for the Treatment of Aphasia: A Systematic Review

Maddy, Katherine McComas and Capilouto, Gilson J. and McComas, Karen Leigh
The Efficacy of Semantic Feature Analysis for the Treatment of Aphasia: A Systematic Review. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

Semantic feature analysis (SFA) is a common treatment for improving naming ability in persons with aphasia (PWA). To examine the effectiveness of SFA in improving naming abilities, we conducted an evidence-based systematic review. Seven studies met the inclusion criteria, were assigned appropriate levels of evidence, and were examined for methodological quality using the Single-Case Experimental Design (SCED) scale. Inter-rater reliability was established using Cohen’s weighted kappa statistic. To determine the clinical significance of SFA, effect sizes, or percent of non-overlapping data (PND), were calculated. Results of this study indicate that SFA may be most effective for persons with fluent aphasias.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2378
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)