Right hemisphere stroke and the California verbal learning test: A preliminary study

Anita S. Halper*, Leora R. Cherney

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Abstract

Method: This study examines group and individual performance on word list recall and recognition in 52 patients with unilateral right hemisphere stroke. Results: On the California Verbal Learning Test, List A, Trials 1-5, patients achieved a mean score of 30.31 (SD = 13.94), which is below the mean standard score of 50 (SD = 10) in a normal population. Patients demonstrated below-average performance on other immediate and delayed recall trials and on free- and cued-recall tasks. 67% of patients showed improved performance across learning trials. Conclusion: Results provide support for encoding deficits with reduced rate of learning and inconsistent recall across trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalTopics in stroke rehabilitation
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Keywords

  • Memory
  • Right hemisphere damage
  • Stroke
  • Verbal learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Community and Home Care
  • Clinical Neurology

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