Home-based activities in aphasic persons receiving outpatient speech-language treatment Tetsuya Hiramatsu 1 , Ayaka Izaki 2 , Hiromi Kawauchi 2 , Shinji Kondo 3 , Etsuko Awaki 4 1Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Matsue Co-medical College 2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Saiseikai Sakaiminato General Hospital 3Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Tottori University School of Medicine 4Department of Neurology, Saiseikai Sakaiminato General Hospital Keyword: 活動性 , 外来 , 失語症 , 高齢者 , activities , outpatients , aphasia , elderly patients pp.186-191
Published Date 2008/11/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001100177
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 The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that relate to the frequency at which chronic aphasic patients go out of their homes. We investigated 19 aphasic persons who were receiving speech-language treatment as outpatients. Each subject took part in an interview and answered a questionnaire. The average frequency of going out per week was 4.95 times (±2.69). Out of all the participants, 63.2% had some domestic roles and they went out more frequently compared to those who did not have such roles (P<0.05). Thus, having a role at home seems to help maintain the frequency of going out for aged aphasic persons, providing them with opportunities to be connected with their local community. This finding suggests that as speech-language-hearing therapists, we should:1) evaluate aphasic persons' motor functions and adaptive functions in addition to their speech and language functions;2) propose a concrete role at home from the acute stage, and;3) support their adjustment to daily life.

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