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Title: Incidence of Oral Communication Problems in Patients at KATH, Ghana
Authors: Osei-Bagyina, Albert
Keywords: Oral communication disorders
oral language disorders
speech disorders.
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 20, Nos 1,2 & 3 2000. pp 124-131
Abstract: The data of 623 patients who reported for management of oral communication disorders at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana within a period of four years were retrospectively analysed and studied in respect of differences in the type of problem, age group, sex and geographical location. Oral communication disorders affected all age groups and had high incidence in young children, infants and males. Decoding-encoding difficulty was prevalent followed by encoding difficulty, faulty' encoding and km of ability' to decode and or encode speech. Majority of the patients came from the Ashanti Region followed by stations around Kumasi, areas in Kumasi central and finally, other Regions of Ghana. The results are discussed.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 20, Nos 1,2 & 3 2000. pp 124-131
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5061
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