Spouse Attitudes Toward the Person With Aphasia This investigation evaluated the attitudes of individuals towards their aphasic spouse. Using modified Q-methodology, 15 spouses of fluent aphasic patients, 15 spouses of nonfluent aphasic patients, and 30 matched controls completed a 70-item Q-sort. The spouses of nonfluent aphasic patients had a significantly greater number of negative attitudes toward their ... Research Article
Research Article  |   February 01, 1991
Spouse Attitudes Toward the Person With Aphasia
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Richard I. Zraick
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Daniel R. Boone
    University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Requests for reprints should be sent to Richard I. Zraick, M.S., 8902 North 17th Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85021.
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Language Disorders / Aphasia / Language / Research Articles
Research Article   |   February 01, 1991
Spouse Attitudes Toward the Person With Aphasia
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 1991, Vol. 34, 123-128. doi:10.1044/jshr.3401.123
History: Received July 12, 1989 , Accepted February 28, 1990
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 1991, Vol. 34, 123-128. doi:10.1044/jshr.3401.123
History: Received July 12, 1989; Accepted February 28, 1990

This investigation evaluated the attitudes of individuals towards their aphasic spouse. Using modified Q-methodology, 15 spouses of fluent aphasic patients, 15 spouses of nonfluent aphasic patients, and 30 matched controls completed a 70-item Q-sort. The spouses of nonfluent aphasic patients had a significantly greater number of negative attitudes toward their spouses than the spouses of fluent aphasic patients. The spouses of patients in both aphasia groups had a significantly greater number of negative attitudes toward their spouses than the matched controls. The most common attitudes of spouses of patients in both aphasic groups divided into six factors: compliance, desirability, egocentricity, independence, maturity, and sociability.

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