Research Article
Volume 14 Issue 9 - 2022
The Emotions and Attitudes of Arab Communication Partners with People with Aphasia
Yaman M Ereksoussi and Yaser N Al-Sabi*
Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences Department, Dar Al-Hekma University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Yaser N Al-Sabi, Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences Department, Dar Al-Hekma University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: August 22, 2022; Published: August 30, 2022


Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate the emotions and attitudes of the communication partners of Arab people with aphasia (PWA) in the Arab world and find out the aspects of a group communication partner training program.

Settings and Design: The current study employed a cross sectional study design. The study was conducted online.

Materials and Methods: An online survey questionnaire was developed and validated in Arabic. The survey was distributed electronically via social media platforms to a random sample of PWA communication partners in different Arab countries.

Statistical Analysis Used: All statistical analyses were done through The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, version 25 (IBM, Armonk, USA) [8].

Results: Twenty-four respondents met the inclusion criteria of the study. The results indicated that most of the communication partners had positive attitudes toward their family members with aphasia. Findings revealed that age, gender, relationship differences had no effect on communication partners’ emotions and attitudes.

Conclusion: The emotions and attitudes of Arab communication partners of aphasic people are positively affected by their role. These attitudes and emotions do not seem to have a correlation with age, gender, and/or differences in their relationship with the PWA. Similarly, they do not seem to be correlated to receiving previous training as a communication partner or taking speech therapy sessions with the PWA. It is important of communication partners of PWA to receive a structured communication training program to improve their communication strategies and enhance their psychological well-being.

Keywords: Aphasia; Emotions and Attitudes; Communication Partners; Survey


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Citation: Yaser N Al-Sabi., et al. “The Emotions and Attitudes of Arab Communication Partners with People with Aphasia”. EC Neurology 14.9 (2022): 27-32.

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