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1. Citation: Neto, L. L., Constantini, A. C., & Chun, R. Y. S. (2017). Communication vulnerable in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A systematic review. NeuroRehabilitation, 40(4), 561-568.
Keywords: Augmentative and alternative communication, barriers, brain, communication devices, communication skills, computers, international rehabilitation, intervention, language disorders, literature reviews, motor skills, neuromuscular disorders, speech impairme
Abstract: Study reviewed the literature on communication vulnerability and the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Individuals with ALS exhibit speech disorders since the early stages that decrease the communication rate and interfere in social participation. The Virtual Health Library, PubMed, and Scopus were searched for relevant articles published in Portuguese and English from 2010 to 2015. Duplicate articles and those not related to communication/language were excluded. Of the 94 articles found, 37 met the inclusion criteria. All of them were published in the United States and Europe, none was Brazilian; 40.5 percent were descriptive studies and 24.3 percent were case studies. Most of the articles addressed individuals with ALS (45.9 percent) followed by studies with other serious motor alterations (24.3 percent), including ALS. From the articles that exclusively studied people with ASL, most (76.5 percent) addressed individuals at an advanced stage of the disease. A large proportion (89.2 percent) addressed AAC, 70.3 percent on brain-computer interface (BCI). Results show that the current research addressed communication vulnerability, although not necessarily in these terms. The device which was most employed was the BCI, mainly in advanced stages of the disease.
Full-Text Availability Options:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28222570
Record Updated:2018-11-14
 

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