Setting a research agenda to inform intensive comprehensive aphasia programs

William Hula, Leora Cherney, Linda Worrall

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Abstract

Research into intensive comprehensive aphasia programs (ICAPs) has yet to show that this service delivery model is efficacious, effective, has cost utility, or can be broadly implemented. This article describes a phased research approach to the study of ICAPs and sets out a research agenda that considers not only the specific issues surrounding ICAPs, but also the phase of the research. Current ICAP research is in the early phases, with dosing and outcome measurement as prime considerations as well as refinement of the best treatment protocol. Later phases of ICAP research are outlined, and the need for larger scale collaborative funded research is recognized. The need for more rapid translation into practice is also acknowledged, and the use of hybrid models of phased research is encouraged within the ICAP research agenda.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-420
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in stroke rehabilitation
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • aphasia
  • cost-benefit analysis
  • rehabilitation
  • treatment effectiveness
  • treatment efficacy
  • treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Community and Home Care
  • Clinical Neurology

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