FRENCHAY APHASIA SCREENING TEST PDF

This paper describes preliminary studies on a screening test for aphasia which takes minutes to complete and which is suitable for use by general practitioners, junior medical staff and other non-specialists. Data are presented to show that it is a reliable, valid assessment. Using cut-off values derived from normal people, the test is sensitive, but its specificity is limited by such associated factors as hemianopia. Using cut-off values derived from patients known to have aphasia, its specificity is improved.

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This paper describes preliminary studies on a screening test for aphasia which takes minutes to complete and which is suitable for use by general practitioners, junior medical staff and other non-specialists.

Data are presented to show that it is a reliable, valid assessment. Using cut-off values derived from normal people, the test is sensitive, but its specificity is limited by such associated factors as hemianopia. Using cut-off values derived from patients known to have aphasia, its specificity is improved. An abnormal result needs to be interpreted in the light of all available clinical information. The test should help identify patients with linguistic disturbance.

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Frenchay Aphasia Screening Test: Validity and Comparability

The Frenchay Aphasia Screening Test1 is a reliable test which can be used by non-specialists to discriminate between aphasia and normal language. Preliminary studies have shown good test-retest reliability, and the test itself is quick and simple to use. The present investigation examines the validity of the test by comparing the results of this test with those on more structured, detailed and frequently used assessments of aphasia -the Minnesota Test for Differential Diagnosis of Aphasia MTDDA and general performance in communication as reflected by the Functional Communication Profile. The results demonstrate a positive correlation between the tests, and this allows confidence in the use of this test by non-specialists as a screening instrument. This site needs JavaScript to work properly.

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Frenchay Aphasia Screening Test (FAST)

The Frenchay Aphasia Screening Test FAST was developed to provide healthcare professionals working with patients who might have aphasia with a quick and simple method to identify the presence of a language deficit. The FAST was intended to be used as a screening device to identify those patients having communication difficulties who should be referred for a more detailed evaluation performed by a speech and language pathologist. This version has 4 subscales comprehension; verbal expression; reading; writing and is scored out of a total of 30 points. Items : The FAST assesses language in four major areas: comprehension, verbal expression, reading, and writing. Testing is focused around a single, double-sided stimulus card depicting a scene on one side and geometric shapes on the other and five written sentences.

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A test to screen patients for the presence of aphasia. Now all in one booklet, all in one place, ready to be a favourite again! The Frenchay Aphasia Screening Test was developed for use by non-specialists, such as junior medical staff, nurses, occupational therapists and others, to assist in identifying patients who have difficulties understanding, using spoken language, reading or writing. This test is brief and simple to administer, can be used in a busy ward or home situation and has good reliability when used by non-specialists.

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