Dane A. Rowley
Cognitive correlates of pragmatic language comprehension in adult traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analyses
Rowley, Dane A.; Rogish, Miles; Alexander, Timothy; Riggs, Kevin J.
Dr Tim Alexander T.Alexander@hull.ac.uk
Professor Kevin Riggs K.Riggs@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Psychology
Effective pragmatic comprehension of language is critical for successful communication and interaction, but this ability is routinely impaired following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) [1,2]. Individual studies have investigated the cognitive domains associated with impaired pragmatic comprehension, but there remains little understanding of the relative importance of these domains in contributing to pragmatic comprehension impairment following TBI. This paper presents a systematic meta-analytic review of the observed correlations between pragmatic comprehension and cognitive processes following TBI. Five meta-analyses were computed, which quantified the relationship between pragmatic comprehension and five key cognitive constructs (declarative memory; working memory; attention; executive functions; social cognition). Significant moderate-to-strong correlations were found between all cognitive measures and pragmatic comprehension, where declarative memory was the strongest correlate. Thus, our findings indicate that pragmatic comprehension in TBI is associated with an array of domain general cognitive processes, and as such deficits in these cognitive domains may underlie pragmatic comprehension difficulties following TBI. The clinical implications of these findings are discussed.
|Publication Date||Oct 15, 2017|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Rowley, D. A., Rogish, M., Alexander, T., & Riggs, K. J. (2017). Cognitive correlates of pragmatic language comprehension in adult traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analyses. Brain Injury, 31(12), 1564-1574 . https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2017.1341645|
|Keywords||Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognition, Pragmatics, Language, Communication|
|Additional Information||Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline....cope&journalCode=ibij20|
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