Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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