Expressive aphasia in glioblastoma multiforme patients: An application of content methodology

Emily Christoffersen, Donna Wells

Abstract


Approximately one-third of patients with glioblastoma multiforme experience aphasia (Kraemer & Bullard, 1994). This loss of language abilities can be a major source of frustration for patients. Their quality of life is affected by the inability to interact with others. In this paper, an examination of the phenomenon of expressive aphasia will be conducted through the application of the content methodology process. Content methodology is a process for developing nursing knowledge, which strives to bridge the gap between theory, research and practice (Dawson & Wells, 1992). This process will guide in the development of substantive content for practice. An assessment tool and intervention plan will be presented.


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