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

Munoz, Maria and Munoz, Connie and Ferrell, Betty
Impact of cognitive-linguistic functioning on quality of life for patients with brain tumors. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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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.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1948
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.