Bronagh Blaney

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BACKGROUND Friedreich's ataxia is one of the most common hereditary disorders of the nervous system. Dysarthria is a pervasive symptom of Friedreich's ataxia, yet the clinical presentation of speech symptoms remains poorly understood, leaving clinicians without the evidence required to develop therapy interventions. AIMS The research reported herein had(More)
In a previous study, the authors identified final plosive voicing contrast as the highest single error source in dysarthria associated with Friedreich's Ataxia in a group of Irish English-speaking participants. This study aimed to determine the acoustic features underlying misperceptions of voicing status and implications for clinical management. Words with(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between fatigue and communication in people with MS. METHOD A phenomenological approach was used in in-depth interviews with 10 people with MS to gain insight into the lived experience of the interaction between MS fatigue and communication. Themes were derived from inductive analysis of(More)
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