The influence of sex, age, educational level and pathologic lesion on incidence, severity and clinical form of aphasia was investigated in 390 right-handed, left brain-damaged patients. Sex and educational level were not related to any parameter. Etiology of lesion and age were related to both incidence and type of aphasia. Incidence of aphasia increased with age and was higher in patients with cerebrovascular accidents than in subjects with other types of brain lesions. Non-fluent forms of aphasia were more frequent in young patients suffering from acute cerebrovascular accidents, whereas anomia prevailed in neoplastic subjects and Wernicke's aphasia increased regularly in frequency with age. Some tentative explanations of these findings are discussed.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Acta Neurologica Scandinavica|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology