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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is a key outcome in stroke clinical trials. Stroke-specific HRQL scales (eg, SS-QOL, SIS) have generally been developed with samples of stroke survivors that exclude people with aphasia. We adapted the SS-QOL for use with people with aphasia to produce the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale(More)
  • K Hilari, S Byng
  • 2001
Assessing health related quality of life (HRQOL) in people with communication disabilities is a challenge in health related research. Materials used to assess HRQOL are often linguistically complex and their mode of administration usually does not facilitate people with communication disabilities to give their experiences. We are currently running a medium(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (HRQL) measures are increasingly used to help us understand the impact of disease or disability on a person's life and to measure the effectiveness of interventions. A small number of studies have looked at perceived HRQL in people with mild or moderate aphasia. They report that reduced HRQL is associated with low(More)
UNLABELLED This paper first explores evidence that speech-language pathologists are experiencing dissatisfaction with their roles and then argues that one source of dissatisfaction may be in a mismatch between personal and organisational values. In order to clarify their notion of values, the authors next present a model that outlines various levels at(More)
  • S Byng, M Black
  • 1995
It has often been assumed that detailed analyses of aphasic impairments would be both necessary and sufficient for the development of remediation programmes. In this paper, we argue that the analysis of the impairment is a necessary but not sufficient precondition for therapy. Adequate remediation programmes require the development of an independent theory(More)
This paper reports a therapy study that aims to promote communicative drawing in a group of seven people with severe and long-standing aphasia. Therapy was conducted on individual and group bases over 12 weeks and entailed a range of techniques which are described in some detail. Treatment was evaluated using a novel generative drawing assessment in which(More)
This paper describes the replication of a therapeutic programme originally used by one of the authors, Byng (Cognitive Neuropsychology, 1988, 5, 629-676) to remediate a specific sentence processing deficit. Our patient is shown to have similar although not identical deficits to those of one of the patients (JG) described in that programme. Sentence(More)
  • S Horton, S Byng
  • 2000
Discussions around a 'theory of therapy' have prompted attempts to delineate the components of therapy for language impairment in aphasia. Here it is suggested that the therapy components associated with how language therapy is enacted need more precise specification, especially in relation to what is entailed by interaction between therapist and person(More)