Bedside screening for aphasia: a comparison of two methods

  title={Bedside screening for aphasia: a comparison of two methods},
  author={Imad Al-Khawaja and Derick T. Wade and Christine F. Collin},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
A prospective study was carried out in 50 consecutive patients referred with suspected aphasia in order to compare the Frenchay Aphasia Screening Test (FAST) with the Sheffield Screening Test for Acquired Language Disorders (SST). The study included 32 men and 18 women with a mean (SEM) age 53.9 (2) years. The comprehension scores on the FAST were correlated with receptive skills on the SSTr=0.74 (P<0.001). For expression, the correlation coefficient wasr=0.92 (P<0.001) and the total scores of… CONTINUE READING
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