Impact of cognitive-linguistic functioning on quality of life for patients with brain tumors

Munoz, Maria and Munoz, Connie and Ferrell, Betty (2008) Impact of cognitive-linguistic functioning on quality of life for patients with brain tumors. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

A decline in cognitive-linguistic functioning is often associated with the progression and treatment of brain tumors. However, patients are rarely referred for rehabilitation. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of cognitive-linguistic decline on the quality of life (QOL) of individuals with brain tumors via responses to two QOL questionnaires and comments made during a focus groups. Patients and caregivers reported cognitive-linguistic difficulties had a significant impact on quality of life, particularly memory decline and aphasia.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Gabler Vanessa
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1948

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