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A cluster randomised control trial of the ASK Action Success Knowledge program

Project Member(s): Kneebone, I.

Funding or Partner Organisation: National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC Project Grants)

Start year: 2015

Summary: Loss of language after stroke (aphasia) leads to problems with understanding, talking, reading and writing. Aphasia often leads to depression and poorer wellbeing for the person with aphasia and the caregiver. Our research has a) identified what it takes to live successfully with aphasia, b) translated the results to a program called ASK, and c) piloted ASK with promising outcomes in reducing symptoms of depression. We will measure the impact of ASK at 12 month post stroke.


Carragher, M, Ryan, B, Worrall, L, Thomas, S, Rose, M, Simmons-Mackie, N, Khan, A, Hoffmann, TC, Power, E, Togher, L & Kneebone, I 2019, 'Fidelity protocol for the Action Success Knowledge (ASK) trial: A psychosocial intervention administered by speech and language therapists to prevent depression in people with post-stroke aphasia', BMJ Open, vol. 9, no. 5.
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Keywords: Stroke, Aphasia, Depression, Prevention

FOR Codes: Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension), Psychology, Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified