Journal article

A one year prospective study of neurogenic stuttering following stroke: Incidence and co-occurring disorders

C Theys, A van Wieringen, S Sunaert, V Thijs, LF De Nil

Journal of Communication Disorders | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

UNLABELLED: In this prospective study, data on incidence, stuttering characteristics, co-occurring speech disorders, and recovery of neurogenic stuttering in a large sample of stroke participants were assessed. Following stroke onset, 17 of 319 participants (5.3%; 95% CI, 3.2-8.3) met the criteria for neurogenic stuttering. Stuttering persisted in at least 2.5% (95% CI, 1.1-4.7) for more than six months following the stroke. Participants with comorbid aphasia presented with a significantly higher frequency of stuttering compared to the group without aphasia (U=13.00, p((1-tailed))=.02) but no difference was found for participants with co-occurring dysarthria and/or cognitive problems. Partic..

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