Journal article

Assessing cognition after stroke. Who misses out? A systematic review

Kylie J Wall, Megan L Isaacs, David A Copland, Toby B Cumming

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairments post-stroke are common. Assessment of cognition typically involves pen-and-paper tasks, which are often reliant on linguistic and motor function, creating barriers for many stroke survivors. The characteristics of stroke survivors excluded from cognitive assessments have never been investigated. AIMS: (1) To determine if the stroke samples included in studies evaluating clinimetric properties of cognitive assessments represent the stroke population, (2) to identify the different modes of cognitive assessments, and (3) to ascertain whether the different modes of cognitive assessments influence the stroke samples used in the studies. SUMMARY OF REVIEW: We syst..

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