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dc.contributor.advisorHarris, Joyce L.en
dc.creatorMcCabe, Kathryn Roseen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-21T19:25:29Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-21T19:25:29Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-2870en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractStroke has the ability to chronically alter both a person’s understanding and or use of language. Aphasia is a term that represents the loss or impairment of language function as a consequence of brain damage caused by a stroke and current data reveal that at least 25% of all strokes result in aphasia. Spouses often play a pivotal role in a stroke patient’s journey towards recovery. For this reason, there is a dire need for increased knowledge regarding spousal psychosocial welfare and increased insight into the experiences of these individual’s altered life situations. This paper considers aphasia, by nature of its deficits, a family disorder. Additionally, the contents of this paper explore the significance of caregiver coping strategies and ongoing caregiver involvement in recovery as a mechanism towards increased well being. Evidence to confirm the effects of stroke on spouses, as well as to support involvement of spouses in speech-language treatment to facilitate living well with aphasia, was obtained through primary and secondary research. Primary research was compiled through a telephone interview with the spouse of a 62-year-old male with aphasia while secondary research was conducted through an extensive literature search from 2000 to 2011.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectAphasiaen
dc.subjectCaregiversen
dc.subjectSupporten
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectStroke recoveryen
dc.titleLiving well with aphasia : spousal involvement as an integral component in stroke recoveryen
dc.date.updated2011-07-21T19:25:34Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-2870en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShamapant, Shilpaen
dc.description.departmentCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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