Philippe Azouvi

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OBJECTIVES The lack of agreement regarding assessment methods is responsible for the variability in the reported rate of occurrence of spatial neglect after stroke. The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity of different tests of neglect after right hemisphere stroke. METHODS Two hundred and six subacute right hemisphere stroke patients were(More)
PURPOSE The lack of agreement regarding assessment methods is responsible for the variability in the reported rate of occurrence of unilateral neglect (UN) after stroke. In addition, dissociations have been reported between performance on traditional paper-and-pencil tests and UN in everyday life situations. METHODS In this paper, we present the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the psychometric properties of a scale for spatial neglect in everyday life. DESIGN Validation study. SETTING A neurologic rehabilitation unit in a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Eighty-three consecutive right-hemisphere stroke patients. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The Catherine Bergego Scale (CBS)(More)
The present experiment was aimed at investigating the effects of memory and attention deficits and of information processing slowing on time estimation in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Patients with TBI and normal control subjects reproduced and produced durations (5, 14, 38s) in both a control counting condition and in a concurrent(More)
OBJECTIVES Comparatively little research has been conducted on right neglect after left brain damage. The authors sought to assess contralateral neglect in subacute left hemisphere stroke patients using a comprehensive test battery validated in a large control group after right hemisphere stroke. METHODS Seventy-eight left hemisphere stroke patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE Disorders of executive functions are among the most frequent cognitive deficits, but they remain poorly defined and are subject to heterogeneous assessment. To address this major issue, the Groupe de Réflexion sur l'Evaluation des Fonctions Exécutives (GREFEX) group has proposed criteria for behavioral and cognitive dysexecutive syndromes and has(More)
The aim of this study was to assess dual-task performance in TBI patients, under different experimental conditions, with or without explicit emphasis on one of two tasks. Results were compared with measurement of the subjective mental effort required to perform each task. Forty-three severe TBI patients at the subacute or chronic phase performed two tasks(More)
Survivors from a coma due to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) frequently suffer from long-lasting disability, which is mainly related to cognitive deficits. Such deficits include slowed information processing, deficits of learning and memory, of attention, of working memory, and of executive functions, associated with behavioral and personality(More)
Fatigue is frequent and disabling in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Its mechanisms are complex and multifactorial. We performed a literature review of reports of the condition using the following key words: brain injury, depression, neuroendocrine dysfunction, and treatment. Five scales have been used to evaluate fatigue in TBI patients: the(More)
INTRODUCTION Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are one of the most common consequences of traffic accidents. Patients with mild, moderate or severe brain injuries suffer from physical, cognitive, behavioral, emotional and social problems. Most of these problems have been a long standing focus amongst practitioners and researchers. Only recently a development(More)