This Australia-first National Health & Medical Research Council funded study is examining the extent and impact of acquired communication disorders (ACD) within Aboriginal communities across Western Australia.
ACD is a common consequence of stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI) and can have a devastating impact on individuals and their families. Stroke and TBI occur more than twice as frequently in Aboriginal as in non-Aboriginal populations, but very little is known about how Aboriginal people cope with communication difficulties.
This study provides the first opportunity to explore what happens to Aboriginal people with ACD after stroke and brain injury and will develop better ways to address the problems faced by this group within a culturally secure framework.
Professor Beth Armstrong leads a strong team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers and collaborators in this mixed methods study investigating the extent and impact of acquired communication disorders upon Aboriginal communities across Western Australia.
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