Time course and influence of pusher behavior on outcome in a rehabilitation setting: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Krewer2013TimeCA,
  title={Time course and influence of pusher behavior on outcome in a rehabilitation setting: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Carmen Krewer and Marianne S Luther and Friedemann Mueller and Eberhard Koenig},
  journal={Topics in stroke rehabilitation},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={331-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence and the time course of pusher behavior (PB) among patients with hemiparesis in a rehabilitation setting and the influence of this behavior on rehabilitation outcome. METHODS Over a 1-year period, 448 inpatients with hemiparesis after stroke and nonstroke etiologies were screened in the first week after admission to a neurological rehabilitation hospital. The Clinical Scale for Contraversive Pushing was used to differentiate pusher from nonpusher patients… CONTINUE READING