Who benefits from an intensive comprehensive aphasia program?

Babbitt, Edna M., Worrall, Linda and Cherney, Leora R. (2016) Who benefits from an intensive comprehensive aphasia program?. Topics in Language Disorders, 36 2: 168-184. doi:10.1097/TLD.0000000000000089


Author Babbitt, Edna M.
Worrall, Linda
Cherney, Leora R.
Title Who benefits from an intensive comprehensive aphasia program?
Journal name Topics in Language Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0271-8294
1550-3259
Publication date 2016-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/TLD.0000000000000089
Volume 36
Issue 2
Start page 168
End page 184
Total pages 17
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: This article summarizes current outcomes from intensive comprehensive aphasia programs (ICAPs) and examines data from one ICAP to identify those who respond and do not respond to treatment.

Methods: Participants were divided into 2 groups, responders and nonresponders, based on ±5-point change score on the Western Aphasia Battery–Revised Aphasia Quotient. Independent-samples t tests and [chi]2 tests were performed to identify differences between groups on demographic (age and gender) and aphasia-related factors (months postonset, type of aphasia, aphasia severity, naming, nonverbal cognition measure, and self-rating of communication confidence). Logistic regression determined if factors contributed to a treatment response.

Results: There were significant differences between the groups on age and months postonset. Gender, type of aphasia, naming, nonverbal cognitive measure, and communication confidence were not significantly different. Logistic regression indicated that age was the only predictive factor contributing to treatment response.

Conclusions: This study only identified age as a predictor of responders. Future research may need to examine a broader scope of variables that can impact recovery in aphasia.
Keyword Aphasia
Intensive
Prognosis
Treatment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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