Article/Report  |   February 1998
A Meta-Analysis of Clinical Outcomes in the Treatment of Aphasia
Article Information
Language Disorders / Aphasia / Language
Article/Report   |   February 1998
A Meta-Analysis of Clinical Outcomes in the Treatment of Aphasia
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 1998, Vol. 41, 172-187. doi:10.1044/jslhr.4101.172
History: Received July 9, 1996 , Accepted June 6, 1997
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 1998, Vol. 41, 172-187. doi:10.1044/jslhr.4101.172
History: Received July 9, 1996; Accepted June 6, 1997

An extensive search of aphasia-treatment literature yielded 55 reports of clinical outcomes satisfying the essential criteria for inclusion in a meta-analysis. The results confirmed those of an earlier meta-analysis in demonstrating the utility of aphasia treatments, generally considered, for bringing about desirable clinical outcomes. Beyond the general case, the new findings address clinical utility in finer detail than was previously possible. Effects of treatment for aphasia are synthesized and assessed for each of four important dimensions: amount of treatment, type of treatment, severity of aphasia, and type of aphasia.

Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
Entire Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research content & archive
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access