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Eighteen years on: What next for the PALPA?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20433338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Psycholinguistic Assessments of Language Processing Abilities (PALPA) is a battery of tests designed to assess language processing abilities in individuals with acquired aphasia. Published in 1992, the battery was well-received by both clinicians and researchers, yet no revised version has been published to date. In this paper, we examine contemporary usage of the PALPA in both clinical and research settings, to inform decisions regarding future developments of the resource. First, we carried out a literature search to identify all published papers that have cited the PALPA since 2003, and compared our findings to those from an earlier search covering the period from 1991 to 2002. Second, we created an online survey that examined current usage of the PALPA in both clinicians and researchers. Our findings suggest the PALPA continues to be a well-used tool in both clinical and research settings, but could benefit from some improvements in its content and presentation. Further, there are time constraints in administering the PALPA, indicating an additional component for general-screening purposes would be a welcome extension to the battery.
Authors:
Sarah Bate; Janice Kay; Chris Code; Catherine Haslam; Brooke Hallowell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of speech-language pathology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1754-9515     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Speech Lang Pathol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-03     Completed Date:  2010-08-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101320232     Medline TA:  Int J Speech Lang Pathol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  190-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Exeter, School of Psychology, Washington Singer Laboratories Perry Road, Exeter EX4 4QG, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Biomedical Research / methods
Humans
Internet
Language Tests*
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests*
Publications
Time Factors

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