Two approaches to treating unilateral neglect after right hemisphere stroke: A preliminary investigation

Leora R. Cherney*, Anita S. Halper, Dawn Papachronis

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Abstract

Purpose: This preliminary study assessed the efficacy of two treatment methods for persistent unilateral or hemispatial neglect following right hemisphere stroke. Method: Two patients received an intervention focusing on the underlying impairment of attention during visual scanning. Two other participants received an intervention that provided repetitive practice during a functional task of oral reading. Standardized tests of attention and neglect were administered before and after treatment. Performance on a functional task assessing generalization of treatment was probed at every session. Results: Results indicate no clear conclusions regarding the efficacy of either approach. Factors contributing to these equivocal findings are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-33
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in stroke rehabilitation
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

Keywords

  • Hemispatial neglect
  • Stroke
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Community and Home Care
  • Clinical Neurology

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