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Patient-reported outcomes following a drama class for individuals with chronic aphasia

Cherney, Leora and Oehring, Ann and Whipple, Keith and Rubenstein, Ted
Patient-reported outcomes following a drama class for individuals with chronic aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

Drama therapy offers an authentic medium through which people with aphasia can interact and share their experiences. We describe the rationale and procedures of a drama therapy class for individuals with chronic aphasia, focusing on the patient-reported outcomes of a representational group of seven participants. Subscales of the Burden of Stroke Scale (BOSS) and the Communication Confidence Rating Scale for Aphasia (CCRSA) were administered before and after participation in the 18-week class. Means, standard deviations, and effect sizes were computed. Results indicated perceived improvements in both communication and mood (medium effect sizes), but not in social relations.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2163
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.