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.
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|
|Conference:||Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1996 : 26th : Newport, RI : June 1996)|
|Conference Date:||June 1996|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Additional Information:||Copyright by Taylor & Francis Ltd. Used with permission.|