EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Evidence-Based Systematic Review: Effects of Intensity of Treatment and Constraint-Induced Language Therapy for Individuals with Stroke-Induced Aphasia
Cherney, L. R., Patterson, J. P., et al.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51(5), 1282–1299.
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Description: This is a review of peer-reviewed studies investigating the effects of constraint-induced language therapy and intensity of treatment for individuals with stroke-induced aphasia.
- What is the influence of treatment intensity on measures of language impairment and communication activity/participation for individuals with stroke-induced chronic and acute aphasia?
- What is the influence of constraint-induced language therapy on measures of language impairment and communication activity/participation for individuals with stroke-induced chronic and acute aphasia?
- What treatment outcomes are maintained following intensive language treatment of individuals with stroke-induced chronic aphasia?
- What treatment outcomes are maintained following constraint-induced language therapy for individuals with stroke-induced chronic aphasia?
Population: Adults with stroke-induced aphasia.
Intervention/Assessment: Intensive aphasia interventions and constraint-induced language therapy
Number of Studies Included: 10
Years Included: 1990 - 2006
- Constraint-Induced Language Therapy - This report reveals modest evidence supporting the use of intensive language treatment and constraint-induced language therapy for adults with stroke-induced aphasia. However given the small number of studies, range of methodological quality and range of participant characteristics and outcomes, these results are considered preliminary.
- Modest treatment effects were found supporting more intensive language treatment. However given the small number of studies, range of methodological quality and range of participant characteristics and outcomes, these results are considered preliminary.
Keywords: Aphasia, Stroke, Constraint-Induced Language Treatment
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Added to Compendium: January 2012