You needed to rehab ... families as well': family members' own goals for aphasia rehabilitation
Tami Howe, Bronwyn Davidson, Linda Worrall, Deborah Hersh, Alison Ferguson, Sue Sherratt, Jocelyn Gilbert
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION DISORDERS | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2012
BACKGROUND: Aphasia affects family members in addition to the individuals with the communication disorder. In order to develop appropriate services for the relatives of people with aphasia post-stroke, their rehabilitation goals need to be identified. AIM: The aim of the current investigation was to identify the rehabilitation goals that family members of individuals with aphasia have for themselves. METHODS & PROCEDURES: Forty-eight family members of adults with aphasia post-stroke participated in in-depth semi-structured interviews to identify the rehabilitation goals they had for themselves. All the interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using qualitative content analysis. OUTC..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
The authors acknowledge funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (Project Grant #401532); the contribution of participants in the study; and The University of Queensland Aphasia Registry. Declaration of interest: The authors report no conflicts of interest. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the paper.