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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 47-51

Construction of western aphasia battery in Nepali: A pilot study


1 Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Ashtavakra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences and Research, Rohini, Delhi, India
2 Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
3 Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist, Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Otolaryngology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Jyoti Shah
Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Ashtavakra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences and Research, Rohini, Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JNBS.JNBS_6_20

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Aim: The present study aims to construct the Western Aphasia Battery (WAB) in Nepali language. Method: Individuals for this study were ten Nepali speaking adults in the age range of 30 and above, out of which five were healthy and five were aphasics. The cortical quotient was not included in the present study as many of our population were illiterate and examining them on the tests of reading and writing was not possible. Result: The current study clearly shows that aphasic patients can be identified and classified into the types of aphasia and also the severity of the language deficits can be obtained in terms of the AQ using Nepali WAB. Conclusion: We can conclude that WAB-N gives detailed information about oral language abilities which further provides the baseline for therapy plan and recovery.


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