Living With Aphasia: An International Study
This prospective cohort study hypothesizes that an analysis of parallel qualitative and quantitative data is necessary to examine the full experience of living with aphasia. It is also hypothesized that there are specific factors that act as barriers or facilitators to successfully living with aphasia. A unique aspect of the project is the use of the Assessment for Living with Aphasia (ALA), a new aphasia friendly measure based on the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO ICF). Each session will assess written and spoken language, functional communication, mobility, Activities of Daily Living (ADL) function, burden of stroke, quality of life, and depression.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Living With Aphasia: An International Study|
- The Assessment for Living with Aphasia [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]A new, aphasia friendly measure based on the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health. It is a specialized tool using a self-rating scale and is focused on specific themes that have emerged from previous research.
- Western Aphasia Battery - Revised [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]This measure is designed to assess clinical aspects of language functions in aphasic patients and to provide the data needed to establish a prognosis for therapy.
- Successfully Living with Aphasia Rating Scale [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]This scale is a quantitative self-rating of how successfully a person is living with aphasia.
- Burden of Stroke Scale [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The Burden of Stroke Scale is a health-status assessment instrument designed to measure patient-reported difficulty in multiple domains of functioning, psychological distress associated with specific functional limitations, and general well-being in stroke survivors.
- Aphasia Depression Rating Scale [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The Aphasic Depression Rating Scale (ADRS) was developed to detect and measure depression in aphasic patients during the subacute stage of stroke.
- The Wepman Self-Correction Scale [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]This scale, based on a continuum, measures disturbances in the ability of the person with aphasia to self-correct speech and language errors.
- The Barthel Index [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]This measure is a simple index of independence to score the ability of a patient with a neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorder to care for himself.
- The Functional Communication Profile [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]This rating scale is for persons with aphasia which considers 45 everyday communication behaviors. Ratings of each behavior are made on a 9-point scale, based on observations of the patient during an informal conversation.
|Study Start Date:||June 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Persons with Aphasia|
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|Contact: Jessica F Galgano, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Martha T Sarno, MA,Dhonoraryemail@example.com|
|United States, New York|
|New York University School of Medicine||Recruiting|
|New York, New York, United States, 10016|
|Contact: Jessica F Galgano, PhD 212-430-6800 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Martha T Sarno, MA,Dhonorary 212-263-6520 email@example.com|
|Sub-Investigator: Jessica F Galgano, PhD|
|Principal Investigator: Martha T Sarno, MA,Dhonorary|
|Principal Investigator: Leonard Diller, PhD|
|Principal Investigator:||Martha T Sarno, MA,Dhonorary||New York University School of Medicine|