Informational content and unilateral neglect: A longitudinal investigation of five subjects with right hemisphere damage

Cherney, L. R. and Drimmer, D. P. and Halper, A. S. (1997) Informational content and unilateral neglect: A longitudinal investigation of five subjects with right hemisphere damage. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

The relationship between unilateral visual neglect and production of narrative discourse in bye patients with right hemisphere damage (RHD) was examined longitudinally. Initially, all subjects demonstrated a left unilateral neglect on the Behavioural Inattention Test (Wilson et al. 1987a). During subsequent testing at 6-8 months and 12-16 months post-onset, subjects with a persistent unilateral neglect produced less concise discourse with reductions in the percentage of meaningful content units as compared to a group of control subjects. Subjects with a transient unilateral neglect produced informational content that was comparable to the normal subjects. Results support the notion that the presence and persistence of a unilateral visual neglect might assist in delineating more homogeneous groups of RHD subjects.

Item Type: Journal (Paginated)
Additional Information: Copyright by Taylor & Francis Ltd. Used with permission.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ATTENTION; DISCOURSE; STROKE
Depositing User: Demetrios Ioannides
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2003
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1996 : 26th : Newport, RI : June 1996)
Conference Date: June 1996
Location: Newport, R.I.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal or Publication Title: Aphasiology
Volume: 11
Number: 4-5
Publication Location: London
ISSN: 1464-5041
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1104

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