The inter-rater reliability of the Turkish version of Aphasia Rapid Test for stroke

Kavakci M., Koyuncu E., Tanriverdi M., Adiguzel E., Yasar E.

Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10749357.2021.1923314
  • Title of Journal : Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation


© 2021 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.Background: The Aphasia Rapid Test (ART) is a short bedside aphasia screening test developed originally in French for use with post-stroke patients in the acute phase of recovery. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess the inter-rater reliability of the Turkish version of the ART in stroke patients (ICTRP ID: NCT04386837). Methods: The French ART was translated into Turkish. Inter-rater reliability was assessed in 30 post-stroke patients with aphasia by two independent speech-language pathologists blind to each other’s ratings. Results: 30 patients (18 men, 12 women; mean age 64.43 ± 16.60 years) were included within 10 days of stroke onset, as assessed by clinical examination and confirmed by CT and/or MRI. The mean (± SD) ART value was 16.26 (± 8.05) for rater 1 and 16.43 (±8.14) for rater 2. The inter-rater concordance coefficient was 0.997 (95% CI 0.994–0.999; p < .001). Conclusions: Findings indicate that the Turkish version of the original ART was successfully administered in Turkish-speaking patients.