Summary of the Systematic Review

Article Citation

A Scoping Review of Interventions for Adults With Dysarthria Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Gandhi, P., Tobin, S., et al. (2020).
Brain Injury, 34(4), 466-479.
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  • Yes The review states a clearly focused question/aim.
  • Yes Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided.
  • Yes Search strategy described in sufficient detail for replication.
  • Yes Included studies are assessed for study quality.
  • Yes Quality assessments are reproducible.
  • Yes Characteristics of the included studies are provided.

Article Details

Description

This is a systematic review of studies of various research designs investigating dysarthria intervention in adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Questions/Aims Addressed

The following questions were established:
  • "What interventions are present in the literature for treating adults with dysarthria following TBI?
  • Which interventions for dysarthria following TBI are effective?
  • What is the methodological quality of studies that have evaluated dysarthria interventions for adults following TBI?" (p. 467). 

Population

Adults with dysarthria following traumatic brain injury

Intervention/Assessment

Dysarthria intervention

Number of Studies Included

17

Years Included

Inception up to July 2018


Conclusions from This Systematic Review

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Treatment

Findings indicated that behavioral interventions were the most consistently effective and could potentially maintain skills at follow up for adults with dysarthria secondary to traumatic brain injury. Results also suggested that instrumental (e.g., electropalatography, electromyographic) and prosthetic approaches had promising results for improving dysarthria.

Keywords: Acquired Brain Injury, Biofeedback Treatment, Drill and Practice Training, Speech/Voice, Prosthetic Management, Dysarthria Treatment (Not Otherwise Specified)

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Treatment

Findings indicated that behavioral interventions were the most consistently effective and could potentially maintain skills at follow up for adults with dysarthria secondary to traumatic brain injury. Results also suggested that instrumental (e.g., electropalatography, electromyographic) and prosthetic approaches had promising results for improving dysarthria.

Keywords: Acquired Brain Injury, Biofeedback Treatment, Drill and Practice Training, Speech/Voice, Prosthetic Management, Dysarthria Treatment (Not Otherwise Specified)

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