Measuring Change Using Communication Rating Scales: The Case for Rasch Analysis, As Illustrated with the ASHA Facs (Health Care Forum) (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Functional Assessment of Communication Skills for Adults)

Measuring Change Using Communication Rating Scales: The Case for Rasch Analysis, As Illustrated with the ASHA Facs (Health Care Forum) (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Functional Assessment of Communication Skills for Adults)

More than a decade ago, the authors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Functional Assessment of Communication Skills for Adults (ASHA FACS; Frattali, Thompson, Holland, Wohl, & Ferketic, 1995) purported that the instrument would “enhance … documentation of progress” and “yield a robust body of functional outcome data” (manual, p. 7). However, because of its ordinal […]

An Investigation of Health Literacy and Healthcare Communication Skills of African American Adults Across the Life Span (Report)

An Investigation of Health Literacy and Healthcare Communication Skills of African American Adults Across the Life Span (Report)

Keywords: health literacy; African Americans; healthcare communication Purpose: This study was conducted to obtain information on health literacy and healthcare communication skills of African American adults and to explore the relationship between these skills.

Factors Predicting Rehabilitative Service Provision in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Factors Predicting Rehabilitative Service Provision in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Approximately 300,000 people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year; however, a limited number receive formal speech-language, occupational, and physical therapy rehabilitation. Consequently, a large number of individuals may not meet their maximum potential outcomes following TBI. Little is known about the factors that may affect access to rehabilitation, the amount of rehabilitation provided […]

Speech Disfluencies in Adults with Neurogenic Stuttering Associated with Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (Case Study)

Speech Disfluencies in Adults with Neurogenic Stuttering Associated with Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (Case Study)

This study is part of a larger project aimed at exploring the speech, language, cognitive, psychosocial, and medical characteristics of adult neurogenic stuttering. In the present article, speech disfluency patterns in adults with neurogenic stuttering in two diagnostic groups, traumatic brain injury and stroke, were compared. The results revealed that people with neurogenic stuttering do […]

Vascular Disease in Older Adults

Vascular Disease in Older Adults

This book presents a comprehensive and state-of the-art approach to vascular disease for the geriatric patient, focusing on vascular pathology and interventions but also on perioperative care, anesthetic care, functional outcomes and quality of life, as well as ethical considerations that impact decision making. The book addresses open and endovascular interventions in different vascular beds, […]