Dysarthria impact profile: development of a scale to measure psychosocial effects.

@article{Walshe2009DysarthriaIP,
  title={Dysarthria impact profile: development of a scale to measure psychosocial effects.},
  author={Margaret Walshe and Richard K Peach and Nick Miller},
  journal={International journal of language & communication disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={693-715}
}
BACKGROUND The psychosocial impact of acquired dysarthria on the speaker is well recognized. To date, speech-and-language therapists have no instrument available to measure this construct. This has implications for outcome measurement and for planning intervention. This paper describes the Dysarthria Impact Profile (DIP), an instrument that has the potential to meet this need in clinical practice. AIMS To describe the development of the DIP, which was devised as part of a larger study to… CONTINUE READING
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