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The meaning of quality of life according to people with aphasia

Cruice, Madeline and Hill, Ruth and Worrall, Linda and Hickson, Louise
The meaning of quality of life according to people with aphasia. In International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

There is an increasing need in speech and language therapy for clinicians to understand and provide intervention in the context of the broader life quality issues for people with aphasia. Quality of life (QoL) with aphasia has been investigated quantitatively using different tools and explored health after stroke, psychological well-being, caregiver burden, life satisfaction, and overall disability. Qualitatively, there is almost no explicit QoL-focused research based on insiders’ perspective. Little is known about how people with aphasia interpret their QoL, and what contributes to and detracts from the quality in their current lives.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:Aphasia: Aphasia - rehabilitation
ID Code:1676
Conference:International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006)