Adaptation of two screening tests: “Aphasia Rapid Test” and “Aphasia Bedside Check” for Russian
Strokes take a vast number of lives annually; it is the second cause of death after heart attacks worldwide. In many cases, strokes (as well as traumas and tumors) cause aphasia, language impairment influencing abilities to comprehend and produce speech, to read and to write. That is why it seems important to identify speech and language disorders at the first days - and even hours - of disease for further investigation. There are some tests in many languages and in different countries that are meant to identify speech and language impairments in the first day post onset. These tests are called ‘aphasia screening tests’. The main advantage of these tools is that they are short and easy to use both for patients and for medical staff.
There is no such standardized and normalized instrument for the Russian language. Thus, we decided to adapt Aphasia Rapid Test (Azuar et al., 2013) for Russian. This test was considered as valid and reliable, so we tried to discover whether it is suitable to use in Russian clinical practice. Russian version of the Aphasia Rapid Test was approved as specific, sensitive, valid and reliable screening test. It could be easily used in the acute hospital units. However, there is one serious disadvantage of the test: it cannot differentiate between aphasia and articulation problems.
That is why we started to work on adaptation of another screening tool: Aphasia Bedside Check (Paemeleire, 2014). This test allows the experimenter in 7-10 minutes estimate patient’s abilities for both speech comprehension and production. Now the data collection for standardization is ongoing and will be finished by July 2019.
Aphasia Rapid Test for Russian
O. Buivolova, O. Dragoy., O. Vinter (2018) International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (Aveiro, Portugal). Aphasia Rapid Test: Adaptation for Russian.
O. Buivolova, R. Bastiaanse., O. Vinter, O. Dragoy (2018) II Neurobiology of Speech and Language workshop (Saint-Petersburg, Russia). Aphasia Rapid Test: Adaptation for Russian.
O. Buivolova, O. Dragoy. (2018) Academy of Aphasia 56th Annual Meeting (Montreal, Canada). Aphasia Rapid Test: Adaptation for Russian.
E. Iskra, O. Soloukhina, O. Buivolova (2018) Russian Congress with international participation "Physical and rehabilitation medicine" (Moscow, Russia). Modern tools for speech pathologies diagnostics.
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