Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Social Support Mediates the Relationship Between Communication Abilities and Social Participation Post-Stroke Only for People With Aphasia (PWA)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA, USA
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA, USA
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Stroke / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Social Support Mediates the Relationship Between Communication Abilities and Social Participation Post-Stroke Only for People With Aphasia (PWA)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500053. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7724
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500053. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7724
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

This study examines relationships among self-perception of social support, communication, and social participation in PWA and people without aphasia (PWOA) poststroke. Results show that social support for PWA mitigates the negative impact of communication deficits on social participation. For PWOA, support facilitates social participation to a lesser degree. This indicates that OT practitioners should consider PWA’s social supports to facilitate reintegration into community living.

Primary Author and Speaker: Katrina Fritz

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lisa Tabor Connor

Contributing Authors: Majorie Nicholas