Time for a step change? Improving the efficiency, relevance, reliability, validity and transparency of aphasia rehabilitation research through core outcome measures, a common data set and improved reporting criteria

Marian Brady, Myzoon Ali, Chrysovalantis Fyndanis, Maria Kambanaros, Kleanthes K Grohmann, Carlos Hernández-Sacristán, Anne-Charlotte Laska, Spyridoula Varlokosta

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Abstract

Considered and meticulous outcome measurement is central to rigorously conducted effectiveness trials, and in turn the relevance and reliability of the study findings to the patient, therapist or policy maker. Failure to include valid and reliable outcome measurements is ethically questionable and wastes already limited research resources (Chalmers & Glasziou, 2009).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1385-1392
Number of pages8
JournalAphasiology
Volume28
Issue number11
Early online date15 Jul 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • aphasia
  • datasets
  • outcome measures
  • stroke

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