Do you have aphasia caused by a stroke or other brain injury? If so, you may be able to join a research registry to help learn more about speech and language problems and to identify volunteers for future communication disorders research studies. There is no compensation for joining this registry, but individual research studies you may be contacted about in the future may offer compensation.
STUDY PURPOSEFollowing a stroke or other brain injury, some people develop aphasia—a communication disorder that affects the ability to speak, listen, read, and/or write. In some cases, therapy can help people with aphasia improve their ability to communicate, but more research is needed to better understand and treat this disorder. The purpose of this research registry is to identify individuals with aphasia who agree to provide information about themselves for researchers to study and agree to be contacted about future research opportunities at the University of Pittsburgh and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Researchers hope their findings will lead to a better understanding of speech and language disorders and better treatments for communication disorders in the future.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Ages 18 and up
- Diagnosed with aphasia caused by a stroke or other brain injury
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECTParticipants will allow medical record information related to their communication disorder to be placed in the research registry and will be asked to provide their permission to allow research registry staff to contact them about research studies being conducted by affiliated investigators. Interested participants contacted for possible participation in research studies will undergo a separate informed consent process for each research study they join.
IRB:STUDY19030070B - VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Research Registry
VISITS: At least 1 visit
University of Pittsburgh and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
MEET THE RESEARCHERS
Patrick Doyle, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and is a speech-language pathologist. Dr. Doyle’s work focuses on treatment outcome in stroke survivors with aphasia.
Michael Walsh Dickey, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dickey specializes in adult language processing and language impairments.