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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.
Informational content and unilateral neglect: A longitudinal investigation of five subjects with right hemisphere damage. Aphasiology, 11(4-5), 1997, pages 351-363.

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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.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:ATTENTION; DISCOURSE; STROKE
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1104
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1996 : 26th : Newport, RI : June 1996)
Conference Date:June 1996
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication:Aphasiology
Volume:11
Number:4-5
Pages:351-363
Publication Location:London
ISSN:1464-5041
Additional Information:Copyright by Taylor & Francis Ltd. Used with permission.