Awareness of Aphasia and Aphasia Services in South India: Public Health Implications

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This paper discusses research on aphasia, a language disorder resulting from brain damage.

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Chazhikat, Emlynn & Olness, Gloria Streit April 19, 2012.

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This paper discusses research on aphasia, a language disorder resulting from brain damage.

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Abstract: Aphasia is a language disorder resulting from brain damage. People who acquire aphasia need rehabilitation to maximize functional recovery. Assessing public awareness of aphasia is critical for development of and access to aphasia-related services. The current study addresses levels of public awareness of aphasia and access to aphasia-related services in an urban area of the State of Kerala, India, a region with potentially high incidence and prevalence of aphasia. Results of an aphasia-awareness survey of 114 urban Kerala residents suggest poor public awareness of aphasia in the population. Less than 10% of those surveyed met criteria for having basic knowledge of aphasia. Semi-structured interviews of two Kerala-based neurologists support the findings of the survey and further suggest that aphasia-related services in the region may be limited. Findings hold implications for development of aphasia services and improvement of the psychosocial life of people who have aphasia.

Ninth Annual University Scholars Day, 2012, Denton, Texas, United States.

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  • Publication Title: The Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 9
  • Issue: 2012
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Awareness of Aphasia and Aphasia Services in South India: Public Health Implications [Presentation]

Presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas. This presentation discusses a study on the levels of public awareness of aphasia and access to aphasia-related services in an urban area of the State of Kerala, India, a region with potentially high incidence and prevalence of aphasia.

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Chazhikat, Emlynn & Olness, Gloria Streit. Awareness of Aphasia and Aphasia Services in South India: Public Health Implications, paper, April 19, 2012; [Denton, Texas]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86166/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.