Journal article

Using technology to overcome the language barrier: the Cognitive Assessment for Aphasia App

Kylie Janine Wall, Toby Borland Cumming, Sebastian Thomas Koenig, Anita Maria Pelecanos, David Andrew Copland

Disability and Rehabilitation | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

PURPOSE: We developed and explored the feasibility and user acceptance of the Cognitive Assessment for Aphasia App: a non-immersive virtual reality cognitive assessment for stroke survivors, designed to be inclusive of individuals with aphasia. METHODS: Participants were assessed on a battery of pen-and-paper cognitive tests and the Cognitive Assessment for Aphasia App. Feasibility was explored by quantifying missing data for test completion, determining user acceptance for the app by measuring participants' preferred testing method, enjoyment and perceived task difficulty and time-taken to complete the test. RESULTS: Sixty-four stroke participants (35 with aphasia, 29 without aphasia) and 3..

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