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A standardization study of the Czech version of the Mississippi Aphasia Screening Test (MASTcz) in stroke patients and control subjects.
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PMID:  18787990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To assess the criterion and construct validity and inter-rater reliability of the Czech version of the Mississippi Aphasia Screening Test (MASTcz).
RESEARCH DESIGN: Prospective evaluation of consecutive inpatients admitted to the stroke unit of a university hospital within 60 days of onset of a unilateral left hemispheric ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke with documented aphasia (LHA + ; n = 149). As control groups, unilateral right hemisphere stroke patients without aphasia (RHA-; n = 45) and healthy volunteers recruited from the community to comprise a non-patient control group (CG; n = 243) were examined.
METHODS: Data collection included administration of MASTcz (in 52 LHA + patients, repeated by two blinded observers within 24 hours), Edinburgh inventory, Minimental State Examination score and chart review. The presence of aphasia was documented with a standard clinical logopaedic examination and also with the Western Aphasia Battery (WAB) in 45 LHA+ patients.
RESULTS: MASTcz displayed high criterion validity (with sensitivity and specificity above 90%) in discrimination between stroke aphasia patients and both control subjects and RHA- stroke patients, high construct validity (close correlation with WAB score; r = 0.933), and acceptable interrater reliability.
CONCLUSION: Analyses suggest the usefulness of MASTcz as a reliable and valid screening tool for the detection of aphasia and tracking of its progress.
Milena Kostálová; Eva Bártková; Katerina Sajgalíková; Alice Dolenská; Ladislav Dusek; Josef Bednarík
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain injury     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1362-301X     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Inj     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-12     Completed Date:  2009-03-30     Revised Date:  2014-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710358     Medline TA:  Brain Inj     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  793-801     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aphasia / diagnosis*,  rehabilitation
Case-Control Studies
Language Tests / standards*
Middle Aged
Observer Variation
Prospective Studies
ROC Curve
Recovery of Function / physiology
Sensitivity and Specificity
Severity of Illness Index
Speech Therapy
Stroke / complications*,  rehabilitation
Time Factors
Young Adult

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