Clinical and cost effectiveness of computer treatment for aphasia post stroke (Big CACTUS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Rebecca Palmer, Cindy Cooper, Pam Enderby, Marian Brady, Steven Julious, Audrey Bowen, Nicolas Latimer

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Aphasia affects the ability to speak, comprehend spoken language, read and write. One third of stroke survivors experience aphasia. Evidence suggests that aphasia can continue to improve after the first few months with intensive speech and language therapy, which is frequently beyond what resources allow. The development of computer software for language practice provides an opportunity for self-managed therapy. This pragmatic randomised controlled trial will investigate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a computerised approach to long-term aphasia therapy post stroke.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015



  • stroke recovery
  • computerised intervention
  • rehabilitation and therapy

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