Aphasia and dysarthria in acute stroke: recovery and functional outcome

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Aphasia and dysarthria have major implications for activities of daily living and social participation following stroke. Few studies describe recovery in the acute stroke setting. We described the evolution of aphasia and dysarthria by three-months poststroke. We conducted a retrospective analysis of pooled clinical trial data from the Virtual International Stroke Trials Archive. We defined aphasia and dysarthria at baseline as a score of =1 on the Best Language (Item 9) and Dysarthria (Item 10) domains of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, respectively. We described recovery from these impairments by three-months. Covariate adjusted analyses described the associations between aphasia, dysarthria, and functional outcome using the modified Rankin Scale at three-months following stroke.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Stroke
Early online date6 Nov 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • aphasia
  • dysarthria
  • stroke
  • rehabilitation

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