A psychometric investigation of speech, language and cognitive communicative rating scales for adults with acquired neurogenic communication disorders in the acute hospital setting

O'Halloran, R., Worrall, L. and Hickson, L. (2009) A psychometric investigation of speech, language and cognitive communicative rating scales for adults with acquired neurogenic communication disorders in the acute hospital setting. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11 3: 206-219.


Author O'Halloran, R.
Worrall, L.
Hickson, L.
Title A psychometric investigation of speech, language and cognitive communicative rating scales for adults with acquired neurogenic communication disorders in the acute hospital setting
Journal name International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9507
1754-9515
Publication date 2009-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17549500902802298
Volume 11
Issue 3
Start page 206
End page 219
Total pages 14
Editor Sharynne McLeod
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
920107 Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
C1
Abstract Speech-language pathologists working in hospitals have limited opportunities to identify patients with newly acquired communication related impairments and to support patients with communication related impairments to communicate their healthcare needs. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health conceptualizes these different roles as within the Body Functions and Structures component and within the Activities and Participation component respectively. The Inpatient Functional Communication Interview (IFCI) is a measure of how well a patient is able to communicate their healthcare needs in hospital. This study investigated whether a speech-language pathologist could conduct the IFCI and have sufficient information to rate a patient's level of communication related impairments, on newly developed speech, language and cognitive communicative rating scales (named the OHW scales) in a reliable and valid way. This research indicated that the OHW scales had strong and significant concurrent criterion validity and significant interrater reliability. However the most important aspect of interrater reliability for the OHW scales was interrater agreement. Interrater agreement was moderately high for the OHW speech and cognitive communicative scales but low for the OHW language scale. Interrater agreement on the OHW language scale requires further investigation.
Keyword World Health Organization
International Classification of Functioning
Disability and Health
communication
assessment
adults
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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