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May 13, 2019

ESOC-2019

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS APHASIA

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aphasia

knowledge

attitudes

questionnaire.

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aphasia

knowledge

attitudes

questionnaire.

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KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS APHASIA Introduction Aphasia is a communication disorder that’s caused by damage or injury to the brain, most commonly from a stroke. Aphasia affects a person’s ability to use language; understanding, speaking, reading and/or writing. The aim of the study was to establish whether participants’ knowledge and attitudes (KAA) towards aphasia were different after watching an educational video describing the impact of aphasia on stroke survivors. Method An aphasia friendly KAA questionnaire was designed and disseminated amongst the public attending a Stroke Symposium (November 2018). A quantitative, descriptive design was chosen to objectively measure, describe and document KAA towards aphasia after watching the video. Fourteen questions pertaining to the KAA towards aphasia were generated in line with the constructs of the Capability, Opportunity and Motivation Behavioural (COM-B) model and Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Results Data were collected, collated and entered into SPSS. A 90% (n=90) response rate was achieved. Participants included nine (10%) stroke survivors, 12 (13.3%) family member or carer of stroke survivors and 69 (76.6%) others, comprising academics, researchers, students and members of the public. A reliability analysis was conducted to determine the level of internal consistency for the attitude statements. All alpha coefficients were above 0.7 (alpha=0.933) indicating good internal consistency of the scale. Conclusion The results highlight that this is a reliable questionnaire, with an aphasia friendly approach, which can be used in practice. The questionnaire will now be amended to create pre and post questionnaires to understand changes in people’s KAA towards aphasia in future stroke symposiums and educational workshops.

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