Patients’ experiences of disruptions associated with post-stroke dysarthria

Sylvia Dickson*, Rosaline S. Barbour, Marian Brady, Alexander M. Clark, Gillian Paton

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Post-stroke dysarthria rehabilitation should consider social participation for people with dysarthria, but before this approach can be adopted, an understanding of the psychosocial impact of dysarthria is required. Despite the prevalence of dysarthria as a result of stroke, there is a paucity of research into this communication disorder, particularly studies that address the experiences of individuals. The available literature focuses mainly on the perceptions of others or includes groups of mixed aetiologies. The aim of this study was to investigate the beliefs and experiences of people with dysarthria as a result of stroke in relation to their speech disorder, and to explore the perceived physical, personal and psychosocial impacts of living with dysarthria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-153
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2008


  • stroke
  • dysarthria
  • rehabilitation


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