Afaziologický screeningový test – ASTcz (česká verze Aphasie Schnell Test)


The incidence of stroke in the Czech Republic is increasing. Approximately one-third of people after stroke develop aphasia, manifesting various symptoms in speech production, understanding, reading and writing. In acute stage of disease, screening tools are used to detect aphasia. The aim of this article is to present and describe Afaziologický screeningový test (ASTcz) to determine the presence or absence of aphasia. This Czech version is an adaptation of the original German Aphasie-Schnell-Test. In the process of validating the adapted instrument, persons without aphasia and persons with aphasia in acute and chronic stages of the disease were tested. The results of testing the psychometric properties of the test (i.e. validity, reliability and discriminatory ability) are described and commented on. They indicate a very good applicability for clinical practice.

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Opublikowane : 2019-12-22

VáclavíkováL., & KaulfussJ. (2019). Afaziologický screeningový test – ASTcz (česká verze Aphasie Schnell Test). Logopedia Silesiana, (8), 236-241.

Lucie Václavíková
Department of Speech and Language Therapy and Communication Ability Studies, Institute of Special Education Studies, Palacký University in Olomouc  Czechia
Jitka Kaulfuss 
Carpe diem Bohemia, s.r.o., Speech, Language and Communication Centre  Czechia