Study of recovery pattern of aphasia in stroke patients

Akila, A (2009) Study of recovery pattern of aphasia in stroke patients. Masters thesis, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore.


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Recovery pattern of thirty patients with aphasia were studied over a period of six months by measuring language performance at 4th week,8th week, 16th week and 24th week using tamil version of modified western aphasia battery in consultation with speech therapist and specialists. · Maximum recovery was noted in patients with transcortical motor aphasia and conduction aphasia. Out of three patients with conduction aphasia, two transformed into anomia. Patients with transcortical motor aphasia became normal. · Patients with broca’s aphasia showed fair recovery. Two patients out of nine evolved into transcortical motor aphasia. · Even though, global aphasia showed poor recovery, auditory word recognition was noted to improve. Three evolved into broca’s aphasia. · Among showing recovery groups, significant improvement was noted from 8th week of stroke. · Initial severity and final outcome correlated significantly. Patients with initial high scores indicating mild involvement improved better. · There was good correlation with the clinical –anatomical location of lesion and CT scan brain. The neurolinguistic aspect of the speech recovery in stroke patients and psychosocial aspects of stroke patients are further continued as an ongoing study in our hospital and are still under follow up as a continuation of the present study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: recovery pattern ; aphasia ; stroke patients.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2018 17:58
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2018 17:58

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