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'Self-management' after stroke: What do we need to consider to support stroke survivors with aphasia?



Staff, Students, Alumni

The Centre for Language and Communication Science Research at the School of Health Science, City, University of London welcomes you to our next research seminar.

Approximately one third of stroke survivors will develop the language impairment aphasia. Stroke survivors with aphasia have particularly poor longer-term outcomes, including reduced psychological and social wellbeing. One promising approach to improve longer-term outcomes is ‘self-management’. This approach aims to empower people with the knowledge and skills that they need to manage the physical, psychological and social consequences of living with a long-term condition. Stroke specific ‘self-management’ interventions have been developed and are recommended in the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke. In this seminar, I will discuss the evidence base for ‘self-management’ for stroke survivors with aphasia. This will include results from the synthesis of both quantitative and qualitative research. I will also present findings from qualitative research exploring stakeholder’s views and needs in relation to self-management support (including stroke survivors with aphasia, their family members and speech and language therapists). This evidence suggests that aphasia adds significant complexity to supporting longer-term adaptation, adjustment and condition management after stroke. These factors and other organisational barriers must be considered in the development of future self-management interventions to ensure that they are accessible and meet the needs of stroke survivors with aphasia. Implications of this research for practice and future intervention development will be discussed.

Presenter: Dr Faye Wray

A light lunch with refreshments will be available. For further information please contact Verity Sullivan (

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When and where

12.30pm - 2.00pmMonday 28th October 2019

MG26 Myddelton Street Building City, University of London 1 Myddelton Street London EC1R 1UW United Kingdom