To examine associations between social participation, fatigue, and aphasia severity using patient-reported outcome measures, and to examine associations between demographic/diagnostic variables and fatigue in people with aphasia.
Retrospective analysis of patient-reported outcome measures using a Bayesian framework.
Urban rehabilitation research hospital.
67 participants with chronic aphasia (mean age = 54.1 years) as a consequence of stroke.
Main Outcome Measures
Ability to Participate in Social Roles and Activities, Fatigue, and Global Health questionnaire scales from the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System initiative (PROMIS®), and the Western Aphasia Battery-Revised. We hypothesized an association between social participation and fatigue in people with aphasia.
People with aphasia with higher fatigue levels tended to report less social participation. Also, people with aphasia who were a longer time post-stroke tended to report higher social participation. People with aphasia who reported better physical health were more likely to report higher social participation.
There is an association between fatigue and social participation in people with aphasia. Fatigue should be considered in clinical assessments and treatments for this population.
List of abbreviations:PWA (people with aphasia), WAB-R AQ (Western Aphasia Battery-Revised Aphasia Quotient), PROMIS® (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System initiative), MPO (Months-post onset of aphasia), MCMC (Markov Chain Monte Carlo)
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect
Accepted: February 13, 2023
Received in revised form: February 6, 2023
Received: May 4, 2022
Publication stageIn Press Journal Pre-Proof
© 2023 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine