Investigation of gestural and pantomime performance in chronic schizophrenic inpatients

@article{Martin1994InvestigationOG,
  title={Investigation of gestural and pantomime performance in chronic schizophrenic inpatients},
  author={Peter Martin and Michaela Tewesmeier and Matthias Albers and Gary Bruno Schmid and Christian Scharfetter},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={1994},
  volume={244},
  pages={59-64}
}
The present study compared the performance on apraxia tests and additional motor tasks between medicated chronic schizophrenic inpatients (n=21) and healthy subjects (n=21). Praxis testing did not reveal a clear-cut apractic syndrome in the patient group. The most striking difference between patients and healthy controls was the more frequent use of body parts as object (BPO) by schizophrenic patients (P<0.0003). There was no significant difference in psychopathology between subgroups… CONTINUE READING