We are excited to share results from the project.
We recruited 32 people with aphasia.
44% had severe aphasia.
On average, they were 3 years post stroke
They were offered 6 therapy sessions.
What did they think about the therapy?
They said it was good for people with aphasia.
talking about their hopes for the future
noticing what is going well
sharing how they are feeling
the company and having fun
the relationship with the therapist
They described making progress with:
mood and identity
relationships – seeing friends more; closer to family
independence and participation
Some people were sad that their aphasia did not improve more.
Everyone completed questionnaires. We asked about wellbeing and mood.
On average, people improved.
They improved after the therapy. They also improved while waiting for the therapy.
The therapy was most helpful for people with low or average well-being.
We are delighted to win the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Stroke Forum 2020 prize.