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Systematic Evaluation of the Evidence on Aphasia Group Treatments

Goff, Rachel and Hinckley, Jacqueline and Douglas, Natalie
Systematic Evaluation of the Evidence on Aphasia Group Treatments. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

A systematic review is one of the most important contributions to clinical decision-making for evidence-based practice (EBP). Studies focused on aphasia group treatment, published since 1981, were entered into a six-step systematic review (Dollaghan et al, 2007), to evaluate the overall quality and weight of the evidence. This review suggests that there are short-term impairment-level benefits of group aphasia treatments but that there is insufficient evidence to make conclusions about long-term outcomes or outcomes related to activities and life participation. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2392
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)