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Casual conversations between individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their friends

Bogart, Elise and Togher, Leanne and Power, Emma and Docking, Kimberly
Casual conversations between individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their friends. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

Aim: To investigate casual conversation with friends following severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Methods: Nine participants with severe TBI and nine matched controls recorded a casual conversation with a friend. Exchange Structure Analysis was used to provide rates of information giving, requesting and repair.

Results: Participants with and without TBI produced similar rates of information giving and requesting. Friends of the participants with TBI produced significantly lower rates of information giving when compared to the controls, but achieved comparable rates of requesting and repair.

Conclusions: Casual conversations with friends may be a useful rehabilitative context for people with TBI.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2223
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)