Knowledge and awareness of role of speech language pathology in cognitive communication disorders among nursing professionals


Authors: Lakshmi Sugunan Kunnath, Deepak Puttanna, and Lavita D’Souza
Page Range: 31-36
Published in: International Journal on Disability and Human Development, Volume 23 Issue 1
ISSN: 2191-1231

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Cognitive communication difficulties (CCD) may occur due to the impairment manifested in the cognitive process (e.g., attention, memory, executive function). These impairments are heterogeneous in nature. Insight into CCD serves to be important as it is the core of effective communication. Also, CCD requires remediation from a large pool of disciplines, thus, in this regard, it is necessary to document these changes. In this study a total of 87 nursing professionals were recruited to appraise the knowledge of nurses on the role of SLPs in treating CCD. The current study results evinced that there is a lack of knowledge among nurses about the role of SLPs in assessing and treating CCD.

Keywords: Cognition, memory, allied health professionals, nurses, referrals

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