Journal article

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..

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Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)

Funding Acknowledgements

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).