Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science Education
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
Hagstrom, Fran W.
Agan, Joseph Paul, 1969-
Committee Member/Second Reader
Aslin, Larry W.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the spousal perceptions of a partner with Parkinsonâ€™s disease undergoing speech therapy versus a partner with Parkinsonâ€™s disease (PD) without any form of therapy. A case study approach was used to complete this research project. Two couples with one spouse in each of the couples having a diagnosis of Parkinsonâ€™s disease were sought through nomination as participants. The gender, age, and length of time since diagnosis were matched for the individual with PD. One of the couples will have been enrolled in speech therapy while the other couple will have not. A semi-structured interview about living with PD and therapy choices was separately conducted with each of the four individuals. The interviews were audio recorded for later transcription of content. The analysis consists of identifying themes for each of the two couples and will explore how these are similar and/or different.
McLain, Emily Katherine, "Spouse Perception of Speech Therapy for Individual's with Parkinson's Disease" (2014). Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders Undergraduate Honors Theses. 23.