EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
The Cochrane Collaboration; Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland; Health Foundation; New Opportunities Fund (United Kingdom)
Speech and Language Therapy for Dysarthria Due to Non-Progressive Brain Damage
Sellars, C., Hughes, T., et al.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(3).
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a review of randomized controlled trials investigating the efficacy of speech and language interventions for adults with dysarthria after non-progressive brain damage such as stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Adults with dysarthria following non-progressive brain damage.
Intervention/Assessment: Any SLP interventions
Number of Studies Included: 0
Years Included: 1966 - September 2004
- General Findings
- No controlled trials examining the efficacy of speech and language interventions were found at time of the systematic review.
- The authors conclude that there is no scientific evidence to support or refute the efficacy of speech and language treatments for dysarthria following non-progressive brain damage. Service providers should “consider other sources of evidence, such as case studies and expert opinion” (p. 6).
Keywords: Brain Injury, Dysarthria, Stroke
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Added to Compendium: March 2012