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Identifying the characteristics of the favorite communication partners of people with aphasia throughout their social network.


- candidate number14412
- NTR NumberNTR3863
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR19-feb-2013
- Secondary IDs13N13 METC Atrium Orbis Zuyd
- Public TitleIdentifying the characteristics of the favorite communication partners of people with aphasia throughout their social network.
- Scientific TitleIdentifying the characteristics of the favorite communication partners of people with aphasia throughout their social network.
- ACRONYM
- hypothesisPeople with aphasia have problems with communicating. Because communication is very important in the society, these group suffers from a smaller social network, diminished social participation and as a result of this, loneliness, a loss of autonomy, role changes, additional reliance on family members and depression.
To prevent a further decrease of the size of the social network and promote an increase, it is important to investigate the current social network of people with aphasia and characteristics of their favorite communication partners.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedAphasia, Social participation, Social network, Favorite communication partners
- Inclusion criteria1. Men and women;
2. Dutch speaking;
3. 20 years and older;
4. ≥ 6 months post onset of aphasia;
5. Diagnosed as aphasic by a speech and language therapist;
6. Recovered enough to be able to understand and answer questions with aid of pictograms, verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Exclusion criteria1. Global aphasia or Wernicke's aphasia;
2. Score of 0-5 score on the ‘comprehension’ scale of the Frenchay Aphasia Screening Test (FAST, Enderby 1987);
3. Aphasic as a result of of a brain tumor;
4. Severe cognitive decline or mental health problems.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- groupParallel
- TypeSingle arm
- Studytypeobservational
- planned startdate 11-mrt-2013
- planned closingdate6-mei-2013
- Target number of participants20
- InterventionsN/A
- Primary outcomeThe Frenchay Aphasia Screening Test (FAST) will be executed to measure the aphasia severity and type. The Social network Inventory of Sarah Blackstone will be executed to map the social network of the participants.
- Secondary outcomeN/A
- TimepointsJust one timepoint.
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusstopped: trial finished
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES Emmy Cox
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES Emmy Cox
- Sponsor/Initiator Hogeschool Zuyd
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Hogeschool Zuyd
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryIn this research the social networks of 20 people with aphasia, minimal of 6 months post onset will be investigated using an adapted version of the Social Networks Inventory of Sarah Blackstone and Mary Hunt-Berg. The questions will include frequency of contact, conversation strategies, communication situations and conversation goals concerning all communication partners and specifically their favorite ones. The provided information could be helpfull in the development of strategies to prevent a further decrease and promote an increase of the social network of persons with aphasia.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD19-feb-2013 - 20-jun-2013


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