Trial shows only that practice variesBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6022 (Published 10 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6022
- Lotte Meteyard, lecturer in clinical language sciences and speech and language therapist1
- 1University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AH, UK
Bowen and colleagues’ methods and conclusions raise concerns.1 At best, the trial evaluates the variability in current practice. In no way is it a robust test of treatment.
Two communication impairments (aphasia and dysarthria) were included. In the post-acute stage spontaneous recovery is highly unpredictable, and changes in the profile of impairment during …