Aphasia Rapid Test: Translation, Adaptation and Validation Studies for the Portuguese Population

Authors

  • Miguel Tábuas-Pereira Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3988-614X
  • Sandra Freitas Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação. Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • José Beato-Coelho Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • Joana Ribeiro Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • Joana Parra Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • Cristina Martins Centro de Estudos de Linguística Geral e Aplicada. Departamento de Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas. Faculdade de Letras. Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • Miguel Silva Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • Maria Assunção Matos Serviço de Medicina Física e Reabilitação. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. Escola Superior de Saúde. Universidade de Aveiro. Aveiro.
  • Ana Rita Nogueira Serviço de Medicina Interna. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • Fernando Silva Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • João Sargento-Freitas Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • Gustavo Cordeiro Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • Luís Cunha Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra.
  • Isabel Santana Serviço de Neurologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.9090

Keywords:

Aphasia/diagnosis, Neuropsychological Tests, Portugal, Stroke, Treatment Outcome

Abstract

Introduction: Classical aphasia evaluation scales are too long to use in the context of acute stroke or as a monitoring tool. The Aphasia Rapid Test is a 26-point scale developed as a bedside assessment to rate aphasia severity in acute stroke patients in less than 3 minutes. We aimed to adapt and validate this scale for European Portuguese.
Material and Methods: We evaluated 56 acute stroke patients in the first and in the seventh days post-stroke. In the seventh day, patients were evaluated by two independent raters, to evaluate inter-rater agreement. To study concurrent validity, the Lisbon Aphasia Examination Battery was applied to a subset of 20 patients. The predictive ability of the Aphasia Rapid Test was assessed at six months, by the aphasia subscale of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale.
Results: Translation to European Portuguese was based in the French and English versions, considering the words’ utilization frequency. The Chronbach’s alpha was 0.796. The concordance coefficient between the two raters was excellent (0.985). Correlation between Aphasia Rapid Test and the Lisbon Aphasia Examination Battery was strong (r = -0.958, p < 0.001). The study through Bland-Altman graphs corroborated the good inter-rater agreement and concurrent validity of the test. The Aphasia Rapid Test score in the first day is an independent predictor of long-term outcome.
Discussion: This study provides reliable results for European Portuguese, with adequate internal consistency, inter-rater agreement and concurrent validity.
Conclusion: The Aphasia Rapid Test is a good tool for the evaluation and monitoring of aphasia in stroke patients.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Published

2018-05-30

How to Cite

1.
Tábuas-Pereira M, Freitas S, Beato-Coelho J, Ribeiro J, Parra J, Martins C, Silva M, Matos MA, Nogueira AR, Silva F, Sargento-Freitas J, Cordeiro G, Cunha L, Santana I. Aphasia Rapid Test: Translation, Adaptation and Validation Studies for the Portuguese Population. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2018 May 30 [cited 2023 Jan. 31];31(5):265-71. Available from: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/9090

Issue

Section

Original