Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
The Impact of Cognition and Communication on Participation for Individuals with Aphasia Poststroke
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
The Impact of Cognition and Communication on Participation for Individuals with Aphasia Poststroke
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500052. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8719
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500052. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8719
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

This study examines the impact of cognition and communication on participation for people with aphasia (PWA). For participation in communication and cognitive-intensive activities among PWA, a modest amount of variance is accounted for by cognition and communication ability. Cognition is a significant independent predictor of participation in communication and cognitive-intensive activities for PWA. To facilitate community re-integration for PWA, OTs must consider internal and external factors.

Primary Author and Speaker: Madelyn Girardi

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lisa Tabor Connor

Contributing Authors: Marjorie Nicholas