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The experience of people with aphasia during the first three months post stroke: What facilitates successful living?

Grohn, Brooke and Worrall, Linda and Simmons-Mackie, Nina and Brown, Kyla
The experience of people with aphasia during the first three months post stroke: What facilitates successful living?. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

In order to identify factors that facilitate successfully living with aphasia during the first year post stroke a prospective mixed method, longitudinal study was undertaken. Thirteen participants with aphasia participated in the study. Participants were involved in qualitative interviews and measures of aphasia severity, quality of life and successful living were undertaken. Results from initial data at three months post onset highlighted that aphasia severity ratings did not always coincide with ratings of successful living and quality of life. Factors such as social support, rehabilitation, participation in meaningful activities, determination and optimism were identified as important facilitators.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2289
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)