How efficient is a simple copying task to diagnose spatial neglect in its chronic phase?

@article{Johannsen2004HowEI,
  title={How efficient is a simple copying task to diagnose spatial neglect in its chronic phase?},
  author={Leif Johannsen and Hans-Otto Karnath},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={251-6}
}
Twenty-five patients with spatial neglect were tested in the acute phase and about 1.3 years after a right-hemisphere stroke. Ten patients had developed chronic spatial neglect. We investigated how sensitive a simple copying task is in detecting spatial neglect in the chronic phase. When the stroke was acute, all 10 patients omitted a considerable number of contralesionally located items in the copying task. In the chronic phase, 60% of the chronic neglect patients still demonstrated noticeable… CONTINUE READING