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The latent structure and predictors of mood in people with aphasia due to left hemisphere stroke

Fucetola, Robert and Abraham, Sija and Connor, Lisa
The latent structure and predictors of mood in people with aphasia due to left hemisphere stroke. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

Most studies of post-stroke mood exclude people with aphasia. Two hundred individuals with aphasia due to left hemisphere stroke of varying acuity, completed a visual analog of mood scale. Factor analysis confirmed a two factor model best represents the relationships among scales, consisting of “anxiety/depression” and “vitality” factors. Unexpectedly, mood factors were not associated with stroke acuity, pre-stroke psychiatric history, or aphasia severity. Self-perceived quality of communication life was associated with “vitality”. We conclude it is important to survey the person with aphasia regarding subjective experiences, and that mood state can be measured in the majority of people with aphasia.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2373
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)