On Prognostic Research in Adult Neurologic Disorders This note suggests some changes in variable selection and operationalization for research on prognosis in adult neurologic communicative disorders. The issues raised are relevant to both broad prognostic questions concerning extent of recovery, and focused questions regarding candidacy and treatment efficacy. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1990
On Prognostic Research in Adult Neurologic Disorders
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Connie A. Tompkins
    Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh
  • Susan T. Jackson
    Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh
  • Richard Schulz
    Department of Psychiatry and University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh
  • Requests for reprints should be sent to Connie A. Tompkins, 1101 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   June 01, 1990
On Prognostic Research in Adult Neurologic Disorders
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1990, Vol. 33, 398-401. doi:10.1044/jshr.3302.398
History: Received August 7, 1989 , Accepted October 30, 1989
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1990, Vol. 33, 398-401. doi:10.1044/jshr.3302.398
History: Received August 7, 1989; Accepted October 30, 1989

This note suggests some changes in variable selection and operationalization for research on prognosis in adult neurologic communicative disorders. The issues raised are relevant to both broad prognostic questions concerning extent of recovery, and focused questions regarding candidacy and treatment efficacy.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Preparation of this manuscript was supported in part by Grant # NS25709 from the National Institutes of Health, by a New Investigator award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, and by the University of Pittsburgh Research Development Fund.
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