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Coping Resources, Perceived Stress, and Life Experiences in Individuals with Aphasia

Laures-Gore, Jacqueline and Hamilton, Amy and Matheny, Ken
Coping Resources, Perceived Stress, and Life Experiences in Individuals with Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

Individuals with certain forms of aphasia may be under considerable stress related to their linguistic skills. The current study explored coping resources, perceived stress, and life experiences in individuals with aphasia. The relation of these factors to salivary cortisol, a physiologic index of stress, was additionally investigated. Results indicate individuals with aphasia have fewer coping resources and greater perceived stress than healthy controls. Salivary cortisol was not related to perceived stress or coping resources, but was related to life experiences during the previous six months. Clinical and theoretical implications are discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2190
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.