Summary of the Systematic Review

Article Citation

Dysarthria in Stroke: A Narrative Review of Its Description and the Outcome of Intervention

Mackenzie, C. (2011).
International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13(2), 125-136.
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  • Yes The review states a clearly focused question/aim.
  • Yes Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided.
  • Yes Search strategy described in sufficient detail for replication.
  • No Included studies are assessed for study quality.
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  • Yes Characteristics of the included studies are provided.

Article Details

Description

This is a review of the published literature investigating the features of dysarthria in the adult stroke population and the effectiveness of dysarthria intervention.

Questions/Aims Addressed

  1. What are the features of dysarthria in adult stroke populations and is presentation consistent with the conventional Mayo system for classification?
  2. What evidence exists for the effectiveness of intervention in dysarthria caused by stroke?

Population

Adult participants with stroke

Intervention/Assessment

  • Mayo system for classification
  • Dysarthria intervention

Number of Studies Included

14

Years Included

From 1985 to May 2010 (Question 1); From January 2007 to May 2010 (Question 2)


Conclusions from This Systematic Review

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Treatment

"There is low level evidence for benefits arising from intervention in stroke related dysarthria. Because studies involve few participants, without external control, and sometimes include stroke with other aetiologies, their results lack the required weight for confident evidence-based practice" (p. 3).

Keywords: Acquired Brain Injury, Dysarthria, Dysarthria Treatment (Not Otherwise Specified)

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Treatment

"There is low level evidence for benefits arising from intervention in stroke related dysarthria. Because studies involve few participants, without external control, and sometimes include stroke with other aetiologies, their results lack the required weight for confident evidence-based practice" (p. 3).

Keywords: Acquired Brain Injury, Dysarthria, Dysarthria Treatment (Not Otherwise Specified)

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