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EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review

The Cochrane Collaboration; North West NHS R&D Executive UK
Interventions for Apraxia of Speech Following Stroke

West, C., Hesketh, A., et al. (2005).
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(4).

Indicators of Review Quality:

The review addresses a clearly focused question No
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided Yes
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication Yes
Included studies are assessed for study quality N/A
Quality assessments are reproducible N/A

Description: This is a review of randomized controlled trials of interventions for patients with apraxia of speech following stroke.

Question(s) Addressed:

Question not specifically stated.

Population: Adults with apraxia of speech following a stroke.

Intervention/Assessment: Any treatment technique used for apraxia of speech.

Number of Studies Included: 0

Years Included: Through April 2004



  • Treatment
    • Speech
      • Apraxia Treatments - "There is no evidence from randomized controlled trials to support or refute the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for apraxia of speech" (p. 1). Further research is warranted.

Keywords: Apraxia, Stroke

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Added to Compendium: January 2012

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