Simulated In-home Teletreatment for Anomia

Lambert Dechêne, Michel Tousignant, Patrick Boissy, Joël Macoir, Serge Héroux, Mathieu Hamel, Simon Brière, Catherine Pagé

Abstract


This pilot study explored the feasibility of in-home teletreatment for patients with post-stroke anomia. Three participants over 65 years of age suffering from post-stroke anomia were treated in this pre/post-intervention case study. They received 12 speech therapy teletreatments (two sessions/week for 6 weeks) aimed at improving confrontation naming skills. Half of the failed items from a set of 120 preselected stimuli were trained during treatment (Block A-trained stimuli) while the other half served as controls (Block B-untrained stimuli). Variables measured were: 1) efficacy of treatment (performance on Block-A vs. Block B Stimuli), and 2) participants’ satisfaction with teletreatment (using a French adaptation of the Telemedicine satisfaction questionnaire). All participants showed clinically relevant improvement on confrontation naming of trained items and less improvement for untrained items. The researchers also obtained high satisfaction scores on the questionnaire (above 57/60). This pilot study supports the feasibility of speech therapy teletreatments applied to neurological language disorders.


References


Albert, M. (1998). Treatment of aphasia. Archives of Neurology, 55, 1417-1419.

Appel, L., & Llinas, R. (2005). Hypertension and stroke. The Johns Hopkins White Papers ed., Baltimore,

Maryland: Johns Hopkins Medicine.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2005). Speech-language pathologists providing clinical services via Telepractice: Position statement. Retrieved from www.asha.org/docs/html/PS2005-00116.html

Basso, A., Marangolo, P., Piras, F., & Galluzzi, C. (2001). Acquisition of new “words” in normal subjects: a suggestion for the treatment of anomia. Brain and Language, 77(1), 45-59.

Beijer, L. J., Rietveld, T. C., Hoskam, V., Geurts, A. C., & de Swart, B. J. (2010). Evaluating the feasibility and the potential efficacy of e-learning-based speech therapy (EST) as a web application for speech training in dysarthric patients with Parkinson’s disease: A case study. Telemedicine Journal and E-Health, 16, 732-738.

Best, W., Herbert, R., Hickin, J., Howard, D., & Osborne, F. (2002). Phonological and orthographic facilitation of word retrieval in aphasia: short and long term effects. Aphasiology, 16, 151-168.

Boissy, P., Tousignant, M., & Corriveau, H. (2005). Téléréadaptation à domicile pour le suivi des personnes ayant subi une arthroplastie du genou : Étude étude pilote. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1, 209-216.

Brennan, D. M., Georgeadis, A. C., Baron, C. R., & Barker, L. M. (2004). The effect of videoconference-based telerehabilitation on story retelling performance by brain-injured subjects and its implications for remote speech-language therapy. Telemedicine Journal and E-Health, 10, 147-154.

Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. (2006). Position paper on the use of telepractice for CASLPA speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Retrieved from http://www.caslpa.ca/PDF/position%20papers/telepractice.pdf

Constantinescu, G., Theodoros, D., Russell, T., Ward, E., Wilson, S., & Wootton, R. (2010). Assessing disordered speech and voice in Parkinson’s disease: A telerehabilitation application. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 45,630-644.

Constantinescu, G. A., Theodoros, D. G., Russell, T. G., Ward, E. C., Wilson, S. J., & Wootton, R. (2010). Home-based speech treatment for Parkinson’s disease delivered remotely: A case report. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 16, 100-104.

Constantinescu, G., Theodoros, D., Russell, T., Ward, E., Wilson, S., & Wootton, R. (2011). Treating disordered speech and voice in Parkinson’s disease online: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 46(1), 1-16.

Dunkley, C., Pattie, L., Wilson, L., & McAllister, L. (2010). A comparison of rural speech-language pathologists’ and residents’ access to and attitudes towards the use of technology for speech-language pathology service delivery. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12, 333-343.

Fridriksson, J. (2010). Preservation and modulation of specific left hemisphere regions is vital for treated recovery from anomia in stroke. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 11558-11564.

Georgeadis, A. C., Brennan, D. M., Barker, L. M., & Baron, C. R. (2004). Telerehabilitation and its effect on story retelling by adults with neurogenic communication disorders. Aphasiology, 18, 639-652.

Hill, A. J., Theodoros, D., Russel, T., & Ward, E. (2009). Using telerehabilitation to assess apraxia of speech in adults. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 44, 731-747.

Hill, A. J., Theodoros, D., Russell, T., & Ward, E. (2009). Using telerehabilitation to assess apraxia of speech in adults. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 44, 731-747.

Kertesz, A. & McCabe P. (1977). Recovery patterns and prognosis in aphasia. Brain and Language, 100(1),1-18.

Lasker, J., Stierwalt, AGJ., Spence, M., & Calvin-Root, C. (2010). Using webcam interactive technology to implement treatment for severe apraxia: A case example. Journal of Medical Speech -Language Pathology, 18, 71-75.

Mazeaux, J. M., Brun, V., & Pélissier, J. (2000). Aphasie 2000- Rééducation et réadaptation des aphasies vasculaires. Paris: Massion.

McNeil, M., & Pratt, S. (2001). Defining aphasia: Some theoretical and clinical implications of operating from a formal definition. Aphasiology, 15, 900-911.

Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux du Québec. (2003). Chez soi : Le premier choix. La politique de soutien à domicile. Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec: La Direction des communications, MSSS-Québec.

Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux du Québec. (2004). Chez soi : Le premier choix. Précisions pour favoriser l’implantation de la politique de soutien à domicile. Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux, Québec: La Direction des communications, MSSS-Québec.

Nespoulous, J. L., Lecours, A. R., Lafond, D., Lemay, A., Puel, M., Joanette, Y., et al. (1992). Protocole Montréal-Toulouse d’examen linguistique de l’aphasie MT 86 - module standard initial: Édition révisée. Isbergues.

Pedersen, P., Vinter, K., & Olsen, T. (2004). Aphasia after stroke: Type, severity and prognosis. The Copenhagen Aphasia Study. Cerebrovascular Diseases, 17(1), 35-43.

Robey, R. R. (1998). A meta-analysis of clinical outcomes in the treatment of aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 41, 172-187.

Romanow, R. (2002). Guidé par nos valeurs: L’Avenir des soins de santé au Canada. Retrieved from www.hc.sc.gc.ca/français/soins/romanow/hcc0086.html

Schopp, L. H., Johnstone, B. R., & Merveille, O. C. (2000). Multidimensional telecare strategies for rural residents with brain injury. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 6(Suppl 1), S146-S149.

Snodgrass, J. G., & Vanderwart, M. (1980). A standardized set of 260 pictures: Norms for name agreement, image agreement, familiarity, and visual complexity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 6, 174-215.

Theodoros, D., Hill, A., Russell, T., Ward, E., & Wootton, R. (2008). Assessing acquired language disorders in adults via the Internet. Telemedicine Journal of Electronic Health, 14, 552-559.

Theodoros, D., Russell, T. G., Hill, A., Cahill, L., & Clark, K. (2003). Assessment of motor speech disorders online: A pilot study. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 9 (Suppl 2), S66-S68.

Tousignant, M., Boissy, P., Corriveau, H., & Moffet, H. (2007). In home telerehabilitation for older adults after discharge from acute hospital or rehabilitation unit : A proof of concept study and costs estimation. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1, 209-216.

Wilson, L., Lincoln, M., & Onslow, M. (2002). Availability, access, and quality of care: Inequities in rural speech pathology services for children and a model for redress. Advances in Speech-Language Pathology, 4(1), 9-22.

Yip, M. P., Chang, A. M., Chan, J., & MacKenzie, A. E. (2003). Development of the Telemedicine Satisfaction Questionnaire to evaluate patient satisfaction with telemedicine: A preliminary study. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 9, 46-50.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/ijt.2011.6075

  

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Copyright (c) 2011 Lambert Dechêne, Michel Tousignant, Patrick Boissy, Joël Macoir, Serge Héroux, Mathieu Hamel, Simon Brière, Catherine Pagé

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.