Översättning av Western Aphasia Battery – Revised samt en jämförande studie med A-ning med personer med afasi

Detta är en Magister-uppsats från Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi

Sammanfattning: New tools for the assessment of aphasia are important for both clinical work and research. To see how they relate to already existing tests can increase their usefulness. Western Aphasia Battery – Revised was translated to Swedish and compared with the Swedish aphasia test A-ning, partly to compare content and partly to see how sixteen people aged between 22 and 92 with aphasia performed on the tests. The subtests did not correspond completely and the type of items included varied a lot. Between the two tests A-ning reveals more information due to more items testing specific abilities. The results for each subtest were compared with dependent t-tests. For most subtests there were great individual differences and the scores for Auditory and Reading comprehension and total score were significantly better on Western Aphasia Battery – Revised and Naming was better on A-ning. It is clear that a certain language ability does not always mean the same thing and it is important to be aware about what is actually being tested.

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