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Northcott, Sarah; Simpson, Alan; Moss, Becky; Ahmed, Nafiso; Hilari, Katerina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
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…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Therapy
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Hilari, Katerina; Galante, Lara; Huck, Anneline; Pritchard, Madeleine; Allen, Lucy; Dipper, Lucy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: This study explores the psychometric properties of The Scenario Test UK, a culturally adapted version of the Dutch original (The Scenario Test) developed by van der Meulen "et al." in 2010, which evaluates functional, daily-life communication in aphasia. The Scenario Test assesses communication in an interactive context with…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Foreign Countries, Aphasia, Test Reliability
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Pritchard, Madeleine; Hilari, Katerina; Cocks, Naomi; Dipper, Lucy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Discourse in adults with aphasia is increasingly the focus of assessment and therapy research. A broad range of measures is available to describe discourse, but very limited information is available on their psychometric properties. As a result, the quality of these measures is unknown, and there is very little evidence to motivate the…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Aphasia, Measures (Individuals), Discourse Analysis
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Northcott, Sarah; Simpson, Alan; Moss, Becky; Ahmed, Nafiso; Hilari, Katerina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aphasia, Speech Language Pathology, Mental Health
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Kladouchou, Vasiliki; Papathanasiou, Ilias; Efstratiadou, Eva A.; Christaki, Vasiliki; Hilari, Katerina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background & Aims: This study ran within the framework of the Thales Aphasia Project that investigated the efficacy of elaborated semantic feature analysis (ESFA). We evaluated the treatment integrity (TI) of ESFA, i.e., the degree to which therapists implemented treatment as intended by the treatment protocol, in two different formats:…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Semantics, Speech Therapy, Group Therapy
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Pritchard, Madeleine; Hilari, Katerina; Cocks, Naomi; Dipper, Lucy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Discourse is fundamental to everyday communication, and is an increasing focus of clinical assessment, intervention and research. Aphasia can affect the information a speaker communicates in discourse. Little is known about the psychometrics of the tools for measuring information in discourse, which means it is unclear whether these…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Measures (Individuals), Speech Communication, Psychometrics
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Lee, Mary T.; Gibson, Sam; Hilari, Katerina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: The impact of a total laryngectomy on an individual's life has primarily been measured from a male viewpoint reflecting the demographics of a diagnosis of laryngeal cancer. A small number of studies have looked specifically at females, but very few are comparison studies. Consequently, there is little consistent research regarding any…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Quality of Life, Cancer, Surgery
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Hilari, Katerina; Byng, Sally – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
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…
Descriptors: Health, Quality of Life, Context Effect, Aphasia