Hemineglect in acute stroke--incidence and prognostic implications. The Copenhagen Stroke Study.

@article{Pedersen1997HemineglectIA,
  title={Hemineglect in acute stroke--incidence and prognostic implications. The Copenhagen Stroke Study.},
  author={Palle M. Pedersen and Henrik Stig J\orgensen and Hitoshi Nakayama and Hans Otto Raaschou and T S Olsen},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={1997},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={122-7}
}
Widely different incidences have been found for hemineglect in acute stroke, and there is no agreement on the consequences of hemineglect for activities of daily living recovery. We assessed acute admission visuo-spatial and personal hemineglect in a prospective, community-based study of 602 consecutive stroke patients. Hemineglect was found in 23%. Functional outcome was assessed with the Barthel Index (BI), length of rehabilitation, mortality, and rate of discharge to independent living. The… CONTINUE READING

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