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Vol. 17, No. 1, 2004
Issue release date: December 2003
Section title: Original Paper
Cerebrovasc Dis 2004;17:35–43
(DOI:10.1159/000073896)

Aphasia after Stroke: Type, Severity and Prognosis

The Copenhagen Aphasia Study

Pedersen P.a · Vinter K.b · Olsen T.S.c
aDepartment of Neurology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, bCenter for Rehabilitation of Brain Damage, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, cThe Danish Society of Polio and Accident Victims, Hellerup, Denmark

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: September 06, 2002
Accepted: March 25, 2003
Published online: December 22, 2003
Issue release date: December 2003

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 6

ISSN: 1015-9770 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9786 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/CED

Abstract

Aim: To determine the types, severity and evolution of aphasia in unselected, acute stroke patients and evaluate potential predictors for language outcome 1 year after stroke. Methods: 270 acute stroke patients with aphasia (203 with first-ever strokes) were included consecutively and prospectively from three hospitals in Copenhagen, Denmark, and assessed with the Western Aphasia Battery. The assessment was repeated 1 year after stroke. Results: The frequencies of the different types of aphasia in acute first-ever stroke were: global 32%, Broca’s 12%, isolation 2%, transcortical motor 2%, Wernicke’s 16%, transcortical sensory 7%, conduction 5% and anomic 25%. These figures are not substantially different from what has been found in previous studies of more or less selected populations. The type of aphasia always changed to a less severe form during the first year. Nonfluent aphasia could evolve into fluent aphasia (e.g., global to Wernicke’s and Broca’s to anomic), whereas a fluent aphasia never evolved into a nonfluent aphasia. One year after stroke, the following frequencies were found: global 7%, Broca’s 13%, isolation 0%, transcortical motor 1%, Wernicke’s 5%, transcortical sensory 0%, conduction 6% and anomic 29%. The distribution of aphasia types in acute and chronic aphasia is, thus, quite different. The outcome for language function was predicted by initial severity of the aphasia and by the initial stroke severity (assessed by the Scandinavian Stroke Scale), but not by age, sex or type of aphasia. Thus, a scoring of general stroke severity helps to improve the accuracy of the prognosis for the language function. One year after stroke, fluent aphasics were older than nonfluent aphasics, whereas such a difference was not found in the acute phase.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: September 06, 2002
Accepted: March 25, 2003
Published online: December 22, 2003
Issue release date: December 2003

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 6

ISSN: 1015-9770 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9786 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/CED


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