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Intensive Versus Distributed Aphasia Therapy: A Nonrandomized, Parallel-Group, Dosage-Controlled Study.

Authors
  • Dignam, Jade
  • Copland, David
  • McKinnon, Eril
  • Burfein, Penni
  • O'Brien, Kate
  • Farrell, Anna
  • Rodriguez, Amy D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stroke
Publisher
Ovid Technologies Wolters Kluwer -American Heart Association
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2015
Volume
46
Issue
8
Pages
2206–2211
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.009522
PMID: 26106114
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Aphasia Language Impairment and Functioning Therapy resulted in superior clinical outcomes on measures of language impairment when delivered in a distributed versus intensive schedule. The therapy progam had a positive effect on participants' functional communication and communication-related quality of life, regardless of treatment intensity. These findings contribute to our understanding of the effect of treatment intensity in aphasia rehabilitation and have important clinical implications for service delivery models.

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