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Adult normative values for the PATA Rate Test

Authors
  • Pane, Chiara1
  • Costabile, Teresa1
  • Salvati, Adriana1
  • Aurisicchio, Dalila Luisa1
  • Abate, Filomena1
  • Liguori, Angese1
  • Paciello, Francesca1
  • Peluso, Silvio1
  • Manganelli, Fiore1
  • De Michele, Giuseppe1
  • Filla, Alessandro1
  • Saccà, Francesco1
  • 1 University “Federico II”, Department of Neurosciences and Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences, Via Pansini, 5, Naples, NA, 80131, Italy , Naples (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Neurology
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Mar 06, 2018
Volume
265
Issue
5
Pages
1102–1105
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00415-018-8820-0
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

BackgroundDuring neurological evaluation, dysarthria is not rated using quantitative measures, but rather using a qualitative approach.ObjectiveAim of our study was to validate and acquire normative values for the PATA Rate Task (PRT), a quantitative test used to measure the severity of dysarthria.MethodsFor the PRT probands are invited to repeat the syllables “PA-TA” as quickly as possible during a 10-s interval. The score consists in the number of correct repetition of both syllables.ResultsWe enrolled 232 healthy controls (118 males, 114 females), mean and standard deviation of the PRT was 28.84 ± 6.6 (range 14–52). The PRT showed good inter-rater reliability (R = 0.783; p < 0.001), as well as test–retest reliability (R = 0.927; p < 0.001), and intra-rater reliability (R = 0.888; p < 0.001). Higher age correlated with lower scores (R = − 0.368; p < 0.001).ConclusionsThe PRT showed good reliability and could be easily added to the evaluation of movement disorders where a speech evaluation is essential.

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