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Critical Elements and Outcomes of a Residential Family-Based Intervention for Aphasia Caregivers

Fox, Lynn E. and Poulsen, , Susan B. and Bawden, Kelly Clark and Packard, Darren and Ginley, Susan
Critical Elements and Outcomes of a Residential Family-Based Intervention for Aphasia Caregivers. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

This qualitative research aimed to identify critical elements and outcomes of a residential intervention attended by 18 caregivers for persons with aphasia. Analysis of multiple data sets revealed critical intervention elements: 1) a safe environment; 2) respite from caregiving demands; 3) peer learning; and 4) mixed levels of chronicity. Outcomes were: 1) renewed sense of hope; 2) improved use of support resources; 3) improved ability of caregivers to monitor their well-being; 4) acceptance of the family’s altered state; and 5) membership in a new social community. Analysis of thematic relationships showed interconnections between elements and outcomes of the intervention.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1544
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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