Quality of life for people with stroke and aphasia

Location: London

Speakers: Kate Swinburn and the Connect Therapy team

Date: 6 December 2005 for 1 day

Course reference number: QUAL1205
Cost: £125

About the course

Quality of life is acknowledged as being fundamental to a person’s well-being. But what is quality of life? How is it affected when someone has a stroke and aphasia? Is it possible to measure quality of life? How relevant are the current tools available to measure quality of life for someone with aphasia?

This one day mini-conference will be led by researchers and therapists from the UK interested in this elusive concept. The day will review current research relating to quality of life. Delegates will be able to explore contemporary tools available to measure it. The impact of stroke and aphasia on a person’s quality of life will be investigated. Discussion will take place on the clinical utility of quality of life measures.

This day differs from other Connect training courses as it is not work-shop based. However, sharing of information and opinions between the delegates will be encouraged.

Who is the course for?

Therapists and researchers who are interested in providing and evaluating stroke services, or researching how to measure and enhance quality of life

What will you get from attending the course?

An overview of the latest research relating to quality of life and its relevance to stroke care

A critique of the new tools available for exploring quality of life with people with aphasia

First hand experience of using current quality of life tools

Insight into the relevance of quality of life issues in clinical practice in stroke service provision

Other information

Tea, coffee and lunch provided. Times: 10.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 9.30am)


About the speakers and facilitators
We have a skilled team of researchers, practitioners and people living with stroke and aphasia who contribute to Connect training events. In addition we draw on the experiences and expertise of other practitioners who know what it takes to bring about practical change for complex issues. To find out more about the speakers click here.

How to apply for training events
To find out more about the individual courses and conferences click on the links in this section or contact Carole Cross.

Application form
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