Article/Report  |   February 1998
A Meta-Analysis of Clinical Outcomes in the Treatment of Aphasia
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: Accepted 06 Jun 1997 , Received 09 Jul 1996
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research February 1998, Vol.41, 172-187. doi:10.1044/jslhr.4101.172
History: Accepted 06 Jun 1997 , Received 09 Jul 1996

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.

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