Vol 9, No 5: 2013:886-875

Comparison some of the syntactic skills in Relapsing Remitting Multiple sclerosis and normal adults resident in Esfahan Province

Sedigheh Jamalpour, Nahid Baharlooie, Fereshteh Ashtari, Fereshteh Shamsian, Morteza Sedehi

DOI: 10.22122/jrrs.v9i5.1220



Introduction: Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease of the central nervous system that deteriorates myelin sheath and produce plaques in white matters of the brain and spinal cord. Studies indicated that Language skills of these patients are affected .Speech and Language Pathologists take a little attention to the language skills of these patients. The purpose of this study was to comparison some of the syntactic skills in Relapsing Remitting Multiple sclerosis and normal adults’ resident in Esfahan Province.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive- analytical study was investigated 17 adult with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis from Esfahan MS centre and 34 normal adults that matched in age, sex and education with patient group. When persons had entry criterion then was took speech sample about their biography. This sample was recorded and wrote. Then was gathered and compared data.

Results: This study found significant difference between normal and patient groups in mean max leanghtsntence(Pvalue = 0/043) and number total sentence (Pvalue =0/001). There was no significant difference between two groups in mean leanght sentence and simple sentence ratio and compound sentence ratio.

Conclusion: however patients in this study suffered to mild degree Multiple sclerosis (EDSS mean = 1/35) but they had differences in some of syntactic skills. Conclusion:This findings conform need to assessment language skills of  this patients and intervention this problems.

Keywords: Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, cognition, language, syntax

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