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International Comparisons of the Public Awareness of Aphasia: Greece, Argentina and Norway

Code, Chris and Papathanasiou, Ilias and Rubio-Bruno, Silvia and Haaland-Johansen, Line and de la Paz Cabana, Maria and Villanueva, Maria Marta
International Comparisons of the Public Awareness of Aphasia: Greece, Argentina and Norway. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

Awareness of aphasia was surveyed in shoppers in Greece, Argentina and Norway (N=1851) using translations of the questionnaire used by Simmons-Mackie et al, 2002. Between 57.4% (Norway) and 20% (Argentina) had heard of aphasia (37.1% overall), but those who had basic knowledge ranged from 13.9% (Norway) to 6.25% (Argentina) (combined 9.2%). We found significant variability in knowledge of aphasia between the countries surveyed and previous surveys. As with previous studies, this appears to provide further evidence of differences in levels of awareness of aphasia in different cultures, which will be discussed. Such information is vital for targeting awareness raising.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1974
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
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