QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH NEUROGENIC COMMUNICATION DISORDER
Keywords:Communication disorders, Aphasia, dysarthria, voice, quality of life
Background: neurogenic communication disorders e.g. Dysarthria, aphasia and Voice disorders impacts the quality of life of individuals. A comprehensive picture for an intense understanding of different dimensions, that affecting QOL in neurogenic communication disorder is needed. Objectives: to determine the Quality of life in patients with neurogenic communication disorders Method: The Study design was comparative Cross-sectional survey. A total of n=100 participants were included through Conventional sampling technique. The data was collected from speech therapy department of Pakistan Railway Hospital (PRH) and NESCOM hospital Islamabad. The male and females both were included in the study. The older adults with age range 50-75 years with neurogenic conditions like dysarthria, aphasia and voice disorders related to stroke, Bell’s palsy Parkinson’s disease and triatic brain injury were included in the study The quality of life was assessed through Stroke Aphasia Quality of Life questionnaire. One Way ANOVA was used for comparison between the different conditions regarding quality of life (QOL). Results: the Mean±SD of age was 61.4 + 7.9 years. A total of n=63 participant were male and remaining n-37 were female. The result of One Way ANOVA can be seen in Table 1, which shows that there no significant difference (p≥0.05) in neurogenic communication disorders regarding QOL. Conclusion: It was concluded that quality of life was compromised equally in +neurogenic communication disorders like dysarthria, aphasia and voice disorders.
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