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Abstract

Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Programs (ICAPs) are rehabilitation programs designed to improve the speech, language, social communication, cognition, and psychosocial well-being of stroke survivors and their caregivers. The objective of this study is to assess psychosocial outcomes for patients and caregivers stemming from our ICAP, the Big Sky Aphasia Program (BSAP). Based upon preliminary results and the previous ICAP literature, data indicates improvements in psychosocial well-being for the persons with aphasia.

The significance of this project is multifaceted. The ICAP treatment model is relatively unexamined, with approximately 12-15 ICAPS existing worldwide. BSAP is unique as it is the only ICAP with an interdisciplinary collaboration between speech-language pathology and counseling to address caregiver outcomes. Results from this study will provide pilot data and serve as an example of the ICAP delivery model for clinical application.

Participants include patients with aphasia and their caregivers. Quantitative and qualitative behavioral outcome measures will be reported for patients from fall 2014 (n=7), summer 2015 (n=8), and fall 2015 (n=4). Caregiver outcomes will be collected during the summer 2016 session for the first time.

The BSAP ICAP includes four to five weeks of individual and group speech-language therapy sessions, weekly support group meetings, recreational outings, home programming and technological training to support communication. Caregiver education sessions are provided once per week, and caregiver support sessions occur twice weekly. For the patients, we will analyze and compare data obtained in person before and after the program from the following outcome measures: the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Assessment of Living with Aphasia (ALA) and the Communicative Effectiveness Index (CETI). Caregiver outcomes will be collected for the first time during summer 2016 using the Bakas Caregiving Outcomes Scale, Perceived Benefits of Caregiving Scale, Brief Measures of Secondary and Intrapsychic Strain andPerceived Support Scale.

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Patient and Caregiver Health and Wellness Outcomes Following an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program

Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Programs (ICAPs) are rehabilitation programs designed to improve the speech, language, social communication, cognition, and psychosocial well-being of stroke survivors and their caregivers. The objective of this study is to assess psychosocial outcomes for patients and caregivers stemming from our ICAP, the Big Sky Aphasia Program (BSAP). Based upon preliminary results and the previous ICAP literature, data indicates improvements in psychosocial well-being for the persons with aphasia.

The significance of this project is multifaceted. The ICAP treatment model is relatively unexamined, with approximately 12-15 ICAPS existing worldwide. BSAP is unique as it is the only ICAP with an interdisciplinary collaboration between speech-language pathology and counseling to address caregiver outcomes. Results from this study will provide pilot data and serve as an example of the ICAP delivery model for clinical application.

Participants include patients with aphasia and their caregivers. Quantitative and qualitative behavioral outcome measures will be reported for patients from fall 2014 (n=7), summer 2015 (n=8), and fall 2015 (n=4). Caregiver outcomes will be collected during the summer 2016 session for the first time.

The BSAP ICAP includes four to five weeks of individual and group speech-language therapy sessions, weekly support group meetings, recreational outings, home programming and technological training to support communication. Caregiver education sessions are provided once per week, and caregiver support sessions occur twice weekly. For the patients, we will analyze and compare data obtained in person before and after the program from the following outcome measures: the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Assessment of Living with Aphasia (ALA) and the Communicative Effectiveness Index (CETI). Caregiver outcomes will be collected for the first time during summer 2016 using the Bakas Caregiving Outcomes Scale, Perceived Benefits of Caregiving Scale, Brief Measures of Secondary and Intrapsychic Strain andPerceived Support Scale.