Examining Telehealth Administration of Aphasia and Cognitive Screening Tests for Individuals with Post-Stroke Aphasia: A Validity and Feasibility Study

Study Description:
Aphasia, most commonly caused by a stroke, is a language disorder which hinders the ability to communicate effectively. It is an impairment of language, typically affecting two or more of the following: the production or comprehension of spoken, written or nonverbal aspects of communication. This study will specifically involve individuals who have been diagnosed with aphasia following their stroke. Early identification of patients with stroke-induced aphasia is essential because it is a significant disability affecting daily life and is linked to multiple co-existing sensory, motor, cognitive, and functional problems after stroke. Therefore, this study will examine a brief screening protocol that can be administered via telehealth practices which includes the assessment of both language and cognition so that individuals with post-stroke aphasia can be quickly and conveniently diagnosed. This will be done via Zoom Video Communications Inc. as the videoconference platform where individuals will be able to stay in their preferred locations. During the telehealth session, participants will be administered two screening tests, regarding both language and cognitive abilities. Along with this, corresponding self-reported measures will be given to participants to report on their subjective language/cognitive abilities.
Aphasia Friendly Study Description:
We would like to know if our assessment can be done online. Participants will attend a session via Zoom that will include brief language and cognitive tests. They will also be able to answer questions related to their experience of this online session.
Inclusion / Exclusion Criteria:
a) English as their first language; b) at least 30 years of age; c) confirmed diagnosis of aphasia; d) aphasia is due to stroke at least six months prior to involvement in the current study; e) access to at-home internet and a computer/tablet with working speakers and a microphone; and f) access to a caregiver who is able to complete the caregiver-reported measure.
Principal Investigator:
Selina Teti
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Observational or Treatment:
Type of Treatment:
Assessment services
Duration of Study:
1 session that will take approximately 1 hour long.
Study Start Date:
January 5, 2022
Study End Date:
January 2, 2023
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Costs or Reimbursement:
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