Adaptation of the Aphasia Bedside Check for Russian
The Aphasia Bedside Check for Russian (ABC-Ru) is a screening test that allows the medical staff of a neurological ward to detect speech/language disorders in the first days post-stroke onset. To evaluate whether this test follows modern psychometric standards, we performed two studies. In Study 1, we reported the results of the standardization of the ABC-Ru in a clinical group of people with chronic speech/language disorders (N=80) and a cohort of neurologically healthy individuals (N=120). In Study 2, we validated the results in a group of people in the acute post-stroke period (N=20) with and without speech/language disorders. According to the results of the study, the ABC-Ru can be considered as a valid instrument and can potentially be used in neurological departments for the screening of speech and language disorders.