Screening by nurses for aphasia in stroke--the Ullevaal Aphasia Screening (UAS) test.

@article{Thommessen1999ScreeningBN,
  title={Screening by nurses for aphasia in stroke--the Ullevaal Aphasia Screening (UAS) test.},
  author={Bente Thommessen and Gerd Eva Thoresen and Erik Bautz-Holter and Knut Laake},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={1999},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={110-5}
}
PURPOSE In Norway, the speech therapist is responsible for the assessment of language impairment after stroke, but many hospitals have no speech therapist. This study therefore developed and evaluated a simple method to be used by nurses to detect aphasia in the acute stage of stroke; the Ullevaal Aphasia Screening (UAS) test. METHOD The study was carried out among 37 stroke patients admitted to an acute stroke unit. They were assessed by nurses using the UAS, while the results of a… CONTINUE READING

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