Anomia, a word- nding di culty, is a frequent consequence of poststroke linguistic disturbance, associated with uent and non uent aphasia that needs long-term speci c and intensive speech rehabilitation. e present study explored the feasibility of telerehabilitation as compared to a conventional face-to-face treatment of naming, in patients with poststroke anomia. Five aphasic chronic patients participated in this study characterized by: strictly controlled crossover design; well-balanced lists of words in picture-naming tasks where progressive phonological cues were provided; same kind of the treatment in the two ways of administration. ANOVA was used to compare naming accuracy in the two types of treatment, at three time points: baseline, a er treatment, and followup. e results revealed no main e ect of treatment type ( = 0.844) indicating that face-to-face and tele- treatment yielded comparable results. Moreover, there was a signi cant main e ect of time ( = 0.0004) due to a better performance immediately a er treatment and in the followup when comparing them to baseline. ese preliminary results show the feasibility of teletreatment applied to lexical de cits in chronic stroke patients, extending previous work on telerehabilitation and opening new vistas for future studies on teletreatment of language functions.

Telerehabilitation in poststroke anomia

AGOSTINI, MICHELA;BENAVIDES VARELA, SILVIA ELENA;DE PELLEGRIN, SERENA;TUROLLA, ANDREA;MENEGHELLO, FRANCESCA;
2014

Abstract

Anomia, a word- nding di culty, is a frequent consequence of poststroke linguistic disturbance, associated with uent and non uent aphasia that needs long-term speci c and intensive speech rehabilitation. e present study explored the feasibility of telerehabilitation as compared to a conventional face-to-face treatment of naming, in patients with poststroke anomia. Five aphasic chronic patients participated in this study characterized by: strictly controlled crossover design; well-balanced lists of words in picture-naming tasks where progressive phonological cues were provided; same kind of the treatment in the two ways of administration. ANOVA was used to compare naming accuracy in the two types of treatment, at three time points: baseline, a er treatment, and followup. e results revealed no main e ect of treatment type ( = 0.844) indicating that face-to-face and tele- treatment yielded comparable results. Moreover, there was a signi cant main e ect of time ( = 0.0004) due to a better performance immediately a er treatment and in the followup when comparing them to baseline. ese preliminary results show the feasibility of teletreatment applied to lexical de cits in chronic stroke patients, extending previous work on telerehabilitation and opening new vistas for future studies on teletreatment of language functions.
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