Who decides what criteria are important to consider in exploring the outcomes of Conversation Approaches? A Participatory Health Research Study.
Mc Menamin, Ruth
Mac Farlane, Anne
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Ruth Mc Menamin, Edel Tierney & Anne Mac Farlane (2015): “Who decides what criteria are important to consider in exploring the outcomes of conversation approaches? A participatory health research study”, Aphasiology, DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2015.1006564
Approximately 176,000 new individuals in the United Kingdom and Ireland are diagnosed with stroke annually with up to one third experiencing aphasia. Qualitative research methods are increasingly used to capture the complexity of service users’ experiences of health and illness; however, the voice of service users with aphasia continues to be limited in published healthcare literature. This participatory research study included people with aphasia as co-researchers in the exploration of aphasia and a Conversation Partner Programme (CPP)