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Table 5 The attitude of SLTs towards statements regarding the assessment of adults with non-progressive dysarthria (n = 50)

From: Assessment of non-progressive dysarthria: practice and attitude of speech and language therapists in Lebanon

Statement Agree Neutral Disagree
n % n % n %
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to have a differential diagnosis. 24 48 21 42 5 10
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to prioritize treatment and/or caseload management. 37 74 10 20 3 6
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to inform medical diagnosis. 32 64 10 20 8 16
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to provide feedback for service managers. 27 54 15 30 8 16
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to evaluate therapy. 40 80 7 14 3 6
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to measure the impact of dysarthria on the client’s functional communication. 44 88 3 6 3 6
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to establish the wider social impact on the client’s life. 40 80 7 14 3 6
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to have information on the potential for improvement. 41 82 6 12 3 6
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to measure the severity of dysarthria. 43 86 4 8 3 6
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to measure the impact of dysarthria on the client’s participation in society. 40 80 8 16 2 4
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to determine baseline information. 40 80 8 16 2 4
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to provide feedback for other professionals. 37 74 9 18 4 8
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to plan therapy. 47 94 1 2 2 4
I assess people with non-progressive dysarthria to provide feedback and education to the client. 45 90 2 4 3 6
I assess people with progressive dysarthria differently to people with non-progressive dysarthria. 13 26 27 54 10 20
I do not routinely use a formal assessment with this population. 38 76 7 14 5 10
I routinely use the Mayo Classification System in describing the type of dysarthria. 16 32 17 34 17 34
I do not routinely use audio recording as part of my dysarthria assessment. 7 14 7 14 36 72
I do not routinely use video recording as part of my dysarthria assessment. 19 38 10 20 21 42
I find the Mayo classification system useful. 21 42 27 54 2 4
I am confident in my ability to accurately assess people with non-progressive dysarthria. 14 28 28 56 8 16
I am not sure of the value of some of the assessment tools I use. 17 34 24 48 9 18
Currently available assessment tools for non-progressive dysarthria adequately meet my needs. 2 4 16 32 32 64
I need more training in specialized instrumental and acoustic software. 43 86 4 8 3 6