The aim of this thesis is to study various aspects of language rehabilitation in stroke patients with aphasia, with a major focus on the relationship between the timing of cognitive-linguistic treatment and its efficacy.

In this thesis three questions are addressed:

1. How accurately can we diagnose the presence of aphasia in the early stage after stroke onset?
2. Which factors are of importance for an accurate prediction of aphasia outcome in stroke?
3. Is there a relationship between the timing of aphasia treatment and its efficacy?

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Keywords Aphasia, diagnosis, intra-arterial treatment, prognosis, early language treatment, efficacy, RCT, aphasia severity, stroke
Promotor D.W.J. Dippel (Diederik) , L.M.L. de Lau (Lonneke) , E.G. Visch-Brink (Evy)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor The Rotterdam Aphasia Therapy Study (RATS) – 3 was funded by a fellowship granted to L.M.L. de Lau by the Brain Foundation Netherlands (project number: 2011(1)-20). This thesis could not have been realized without grants from Zabawas Fund, Coolsingel fund, Dura fund, Blokland fund, and the Erasmus MC Care Research Fund.
ISBN 978-94-6233-652-0
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/100426
Citation
Nouwens, F. (2017, July 5). Timing of Aphasia Treatment in Stroke Patients : Early Interventions and Outcome. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/100426