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04 Oct 2014

AsPIRE: Aphasia Intervention description in Research

Lead: Evy Vish-Brink The aim of this project is to make an inventory of aphasia treatment studies, comparing 2 conditions of SLT. Source for treatment studies: 13 reviews and Pubmed for recent studies. Studies (n= about 125) are evaluated according the  TiDIER-method, described by Hoffman et al. in BMJ 2014, to get insight in the…

Working Group 4 Projects
04 Oct 2014

International Population Registry of AphasIa after StrokE (I-PRAISE)

Those with aphasia who are included in RCTs represent only a small proportion of those who are affected by post-stroke aphasia in the wider clinical population. the evidence base for therapy which is generated from these participants may not be applicable to all of those with aphasia who are typically seen in clinics and hospitals….

Working Group 3 Projects, Working Group 4 Projects
03 Oct 2014

CAT Adaptation (Finnish)

“At the moment we are gathering words for the imageability testing of the Finnish version of the CAT; we will then start the imageability testing soon. We are also checking through the existing CAT pictures “with Finnish eyes” to make sure they have the same relevance abd applicability. Then we begin to test the imageability.”

Working Group 2 Projects
30 Aug 2014

Asset-based Community Development (ABCD)

Background Much of the focus on and most of the resources for aphasia rehabilitation have been on interventions early after onset. For example, clinical guidelines generally suggest that active rehabilitation should focus on the first six months, when most physical recovery is achieved. However, getting back to life and making the necessary adjustments to living…

Working Group 5 Projects
10 Feb 2014

Aphasia Research Priorities

Lead: Sue Franklin Team: Dearbhla Harhen, Michelle Hayes, Sasha McManus, Alex Pollock A previous priority setting partnership with the James Lind Alliance identified the top ten research priorities for life after stroke. Aphasia-related issues feaured twice in this top ten list. The current aphasia research priority project expands on this earlier work to examine more…

Working Group 4 Projects
10 May 2013

Systematic review of the factors predicting language recovery in individuals with post-stroke aphasia

There are numerous papers dealing with various individual factors that may be predictive for language recovery in post-stroke aphasic patients. Some of them have provided even conflicting results; e.g. some studies have shown that gender has a significant effect on incidence, severity or fluency of the aphasia, while there are some other studies that have…

Working Group 3 Projects
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