A meta-analytic review of verbal fluency performance in patients with traumatic brain injury

Henry, Julie D. and Crawford, John R. (2004) A meta-analytic review of verbal fluency performance in patients with traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychology, 18 4: 621-628. doi:10.1037/0894-4105.18.4.621


Author Henry, Julie D.
Crawford, John R.
Title A meta-analytic review of verbal fluency performance in patients with traumatic brain injury
Journal name Neuropsychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-4105
Publication date 2004-10
Year available 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0894-4105.18.4.621
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 621
End page 628
Total pages 8
Place of publication Washington DC, USA
Publisher American Psychological Assocation
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A meta-analysis of 30 studies with 1,269 participants was conducted to investigate the sensitivity of tests of verbal fluency to the presence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). As has been found for patients with focal frontal lobe injuries (but not for patients with focal temporal lobe lesions), TBI patients were comparably impaired on tests of phonemic and semantic fluency. The phonemic fluency deficit could not be accounted for by patients' level of premorbid or current verbal IQ and was also substantially (although not significantly) in excess of the deficit on a measure of psychomotor speed. Phonemic fluency was also significantly more sensitive to the presence of TBI than was the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (R. K. Heaton, 1981).
Keyword Brain Injuries
Cerebral Cortex
Neuropsychological Tests
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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