Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Impact of an Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Group on Perceived Quality of Life and Community Integration for People With Aphasia
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Stroke / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Impact of an Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Group on Perceived Quality of Life and Community Integration for People With Aphasia
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520420. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3037
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520420. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3037
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This study, exploring the effects of an eight-week IADL group for people living with aphasia, identified statistically significant improvements in physical and communication skills and overall quality of life, as measured by the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale and Community Integration Questionnaire. Positive trends were noted in home integration, social activities, and community integration. This research supports the unique value of OT and occupation-based groups for people with aphasia.

Primary Author and Speaker: Lynne Murphy

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lorelei Feeny, Danielle Matos

Contributing Authors: Nicole Falkenstein, Hanna Terry