Samtalsinteraktion vid Huntingtons sjukdom – En jämförelse mellan närståendes uppfattning och samtalsanalys

Detta är en Magister-uppsats från Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi

Sammanfattning: The purpose was to investigate how conversationalinteraction is pragmatically affected in Huntington’s disease; whetherthis can be assessed by means of a questionnaire completed by a closepartner and how the close partners consider communicative ability haschanged since the onset of illness. Three dyads, consisting of a personwith Huntington’s disease and a conversational partner were involved.Conversations were analyzed with respect to the parameters in thequestionnaire and through Activity Based Communication Analysis.The results showed word finding difficulties, impaired turn taking,feedback and body language, repair, articulation and prosody.Agreement between communication analysis and the close partnerreport varied between 54-65 %. The close partners consideredcommunicative initiative, articulation, turn taking and sentenceintonation as much changed. The results indicate that communicativeinteraction is pragmatically affected; that this can be illustrated byclose partner reports and that the close partners report a deteriorationof communicative ability.

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