Currently there is a gap in the literature in understanding the relationship between the newly categorized primary outcome measure of discourse and secondary outcomes related to psychosocial impact, such as participation, psychological impact, social well-being, or mood. In a large sample of persons with stroke-induced aphasia (N=115), this study analyzed discourse samples using main concept analysis to determine how discourse performance correlates with the secondary outcome measures ALA, CCRSA, GDS, and CIQ. As a secondary research question, the differences in these relationships dependent on severity was also explored. Results showed statistically significant positive correlations between main concepts (MCs) and ALA (overall), CCRSA, and CIQ (overall), with effect sizes ranging from weak to moderate strength. This study provides novel insights into the relationship between the newly categorized primary outcome measure of discourse and secondary outcomes related to psychosocial impact.
Level of Degree
Speech and Hearing Sciences
First Committee Member (Chair)
Jessica D. Richardson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Second Committee Member
Rick Arenas, Ph.D.
Third Committee Member
Lori Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP
aphasia, discourse, assessment, psychosocial outcomes, participation
Armes, Eileen; Jessica Richardson; Rick Arenas; and Lori Nelson. "The Relationship between Narrative Informativeness and Psychosocial Outcomes in Chronic Stroke-Induced Aphasia." (2020). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/shs_etds/26