Journal article

Outcomes of speech-language pathology following stroke: Investigation of inpatient rehabilitation and rehabilitation in the home programs

Melissa Brunner, Jemma Skeat, Meg E Morris

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

Speech-language pathology outcomes following stroke are poorly understood, and potential predictors of these, such as age and therapy input have not been well documented. For 12 months, the Australian Therapy Outcome Measures (AusTOMs) for Speech Pathology scales were used to rate swallowing and language outcomes for patients (n = 63) receiving rehabilitation post stroke. Outcomes were compared by service type (inpatient versus home based), amount of input and patient age. Greatest improvement was seen on the Swallowing scale. There was no difference in outcomes of inpatients compared to home based rehabilitation patients. There was a trend towards better outcomes with increasing input for t..

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