Family members' predictions of aphasic test performance

C. R. Flowers, D. R. Beukelman, L. E. Bottorf, R. A. Kelley

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Abstract

The performance of 20 aphasic subjects on seven language tests was predicted by family members who were in frequent contact with the substitute subjects. When family members erred in their predictions, they tended to overestimate aphasic performance. The ability of family members to predict aphasic performance was studied in relation to: severity of aphasia, type of task on which predictions were made, extent of contact between family members and aphasic subjects and degree of confidence family members had in their predictions. Results were: Family members who predicted performance of a mild aphasic group tended to be more correct than family members who predicted performance of moderate and severe aphasic groups. There was no evidence for a relationship between type of task on which predictions were made and prediction proficiency. Extent of contact between family members and aphasic subjects did not relate to prediction proficiency. Family members were more confident of correct than incorrect predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-26
Number of pages9
JournalAphasia Apraxia Agnosia
Volume1
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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Flowers, C. R., Beukelman, D. R., Bottorf, L. E., & Kelley, R. A. (1979). Family members' predictions of aphasic test performance. Aphasia Apraxia Agnosia, 1(2), 18-26.