Improvement of spontaneous language in stroke patients with chronic aphasia treated with music therapy: a randomized controlled trial

Osmano Oasi, Alfredo Raglio, Marta Gianotti, Agnese Rossi, Karine Goulene, Marco Stramba-Badiale

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivistapeer review

17 Citazioni (Scopus)

Abstract

Aim of the study: The aim of this research is to evaluate the effects of active music therapy (MT) based on free-improvisation (relational approach) in addition to speech language therapy (SLT) compared with SLT alone (communicative-pragmatic approach: Promoting Aphasic's Communicative Effectiveness) in stroke patients with chronic aphasia. Materials and methods: The experimental group (n = 10) was randomized to 30 MT individual sessions over 15 weeks in addition to 30 SLT individual sessions while the control group (n = 10) was randomized to only 30 SLT sessions during the same period. Psychological and speech language assessment were made before (T0) and after (T1) the treatments. Results: The study shows a significant improvement in spontaneous speech in the experimental group (Aachener Aphasie subtest: p = 0.020; Cohen's d = 0.35); the 50% of the experimental group showed also an improvement in vitality scores of Short Form Health Survey (chi-square test = 4.114; p = 0.043). Conclusions: The current trial highlights the possibility that the combined use of MT and SLT can lead to a better result in the rehabilitation of patients with aphasia than SLT alone.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)235-242
Numero di pagine8
RivistaInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Volume126
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aphasia
  • Brain Ischemia
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Language
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Music Therapy
  • Quality of Life
  • Speech
  • Stroke
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Treatment Outcome
  • aphasia
  • music therapy
  • rehabilitation
  • speech language therapy
  • stroke

Fingerprint Entra nei temi di ricerca di 'Improvement of spontaneous language in stroke patients with chronic aphasia treated with music therapy: a randomized controlled trial'. Insieme formano una fingerprint unica.

Cita questo