Hemispatial Neglect and Rehabilitation in Acute Stroke
Toby B Cumming, Prudence Plummer-DAmato, Thomas Linden, Julie Bernhardt
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVES: To compare 2 methods for determining neglect in patients within 2 days of stroke, and to investigate whether early neglect was related to rehabilitation practice, and whether this relationship was affected by an early, intensive mobilization intervention. DESIGN: Data were collected from patients participating in a phase II randomized controlled trial of early rehabilitation after stroke. SETTING: Acute hospital stroke unit. PARTICIPANTS: Stroke patients (N=71). INTERVENTION: The 2 arms of the trial were very early mobilization (VEM) and standard care (SC). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Neglect was assessed using the Star Cancellation Test and the National Institutes of Health Stroke Sc..View full abstract
Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)
Supported by the National Heart Foundation of Australia (grant no. G 04M 1571). Affinity Health, an equipment grant from the Austin Health Medical Research Fund, and by a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) fellowship (no. 157305).