[Retracted Publication] Cognitive linguistic deficits in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

Barwood, Caroline H. S. and Murdoch, Bruce E. (2013) [Retracted Publication] Cognitive linguistic deficits in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Aphasiology, 27 12: 1459-1471. doi:10.1080/02687038.2013.808315

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Author Barwood, Caroline H. S.
Murdoch, Bruce E.
Title [Retracted Publication] Cognitive linguistic deficits in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
Journal name Aphasiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-7038
Publication date 2013-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02687038.2013.808315
Volume 27
Issue 12
Start page 1459
End page 1471
Total pages 13
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Recent years have witnessed increasing reports of language dysfunction associated with the neuropathology of multiple sclerosis (MS). Although linguistic compromise is not traditionally thought to be a significant clinical manifestation of MS, a number of published case and group reports have uncovered the presence of higher-level language and isolated general language deficits in samples of patients with both chronic progressive and relapsing-remitting (RR) subtypes of the disease. To the present day however, the precise nature and extent of a language compromise in MS remains largely controversial and unclear.

Aims: The present study aims to profile the cognitive linguistic abilities of a cohort of fifteen RR-subtype MS patients against an age- and education-matched group of neurologically normal control participants.

Methods & Procedures: MS participants were assessed using a comprehensive battery of cognitive linguistic assessments targeting general and higher-level language behaviours.

Outcomes & Results: The results revealed reduced performance on higher-level language subtests including: listening comprehension (making inferences), oral expression (recreating sentences), semantic absurdities and definitions. For the general language behaviours, a reduced performance was found for spontaneously elicited speech, repetition and naming.

Conclusions: The findings are suggestive of both expressive language and higher-level language dysfunction in RR subtype MS and highlight deficits in linguistic organisation, retrieval mechanisms and semantic manipulation and processing.
Keyword Multiple sclerosis
Relapsing remitting
High-level language
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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