Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2014, vol. 20, issue 2
Subject Collection: Medicine
Pages: 495-497
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2014202.495
Published online: 28 March 2014

J of IMAB 2014 Jan-Jun;20(2):495-497
Мaya P. Danovska Corresponding Autor, Dora Peichinska, Mirena P. Valkova, Boyko Stamenov.
Neurology Clinic, University Hospital, Medical University Pleven, Bulgaria

Background and purposes: Anomic aphasia is common in patients with left hemispheric strokes. The purpose of this study was to explore the verbal production of ischemic stroke patients with anomic aphasia.
Contingent and methods: Fifty ischemic stroke patients admitted to the Neurology Clinic of University Hospital Pleven were studied by neuropsychological battery and CT scan of the brain. Verbal productivity changes found were analyzed in relation to the speech recovery education.
Results: All the patients showed lower scores at all nominative and reproductive speech subtests.
Discussion: Among the ischemic stroke patients with mild anomic aphasia comparatively great was the percentage of low frequency word actualization and verbal fluency impairment. The usage of nominatives in speech expression of ischemic stroke patients is less as compared with that one of predicatives. Actualization of particles, unions, prepositions and interjections was comparatively high thus compensating the difficulty in choice of a definite lexical number.
Conclusion: Future studies on testing of verbal choice in ischemic stroke patients should confirm its practical significance for the assessment of speech disorders concerning a special speech- recovery education.

Key words: Verbal choice; ischemic stroke; anomic aphasia;

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Danovska MP, Peichinska P, Valkova MP, Stamenov B. Verbal choice in ischemic stroke patients with anomic aphasia. J of IMAB. 2014 Jan-Jun;20(2):495-497. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2014202.495.

Correspondence to: Dr. Maya Danovska, Department of Neurology, University Hospital - Pleven, 8A, Georgi Kochev str., 5800 Pleven, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 19 December 2013
Published online: 28 March 2014

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