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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of attending an aphasia therapy centre on quality of life and communication skills in people with stroke and aphasia and their relatives. DESIGN Before and after study, six months duration. SETTING Community-based aphasia therapy centre in the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-eight men and women with aphasia(More)
OBJECTIVE Identify what factors are associated with functional social support and social network post stroke; explore stroke survivors' perspectives on what changes occur and how they are perceived. DATA SOURCES The following electronic databases were systematically searched up to May 2015: Academic Search Complete; CINAHL Plus; E-journals; Health Policy(More)
BACKGROUND People with aphasia are at risk of becoming depressed and isolated. Online surveys have found that the majority of speech and language therapists (SLTs) lack confidence in addressing the psychological needs of people with aphasia. AIMS To explore how SLTs conceptualize the scope of their role; barriers and facilitators to SLTs addressing(More)
BACKGROUND The psychosocial impact of stroke and aphasia is considerable. AIMS To explore UK speech-and-language therapists' (SLTs) clinical practice in addressing the psychological and social needs of people with aphasia, including their experiences of working with mental health professionals. METHODS & PROCEDURES A 22-item online survey was(More)
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