Sustained attention and awareness of disability in chronic neglect.

@article{Hjaltason1996SustainedAA,
  title={Sustained attention and awareness of disability in chronic neglect.},
  author={H Hjaltason and Richard Tegn{\'e}r and Kerstin Tham and Maria Levander and Klas Ericson},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={1229-33}
}
The possible causative role of defective sustained attention and awareness of disability on the persistence of neglect was explored. The study included stroke patients who had had moderate or severe neglect 1-5 years before the start of the present examination. Questionnaire responses showed that the patients were aware of their disability. Impaired sustained attention was associated with poor performance in two out of three tests most sensitive in detecting neglect. This, together with… CONTINUE READING