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Assessing limb apraxia in traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23277082     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) may demonstrate action planning disorders and limb apraxia. Many patients, who sustain a spinal cord injury (SCI), sustain a co-occurring TBI (11-29 percent of people with SCI) and therefore are at risk for limb apraxia. People with SCI and TBI (SCI/TBI) rely on powered assistive devices which amplify movement. Their ability to learn complex motor compensatory strategies, that is, limb praxis, is critical to function. We wished to identify methods of screening for apraxia in patients with SCI/TBI. We reviewed instruments available for limb praxis assessment, presenting information on psychometric development, patient groups tested, commercial/clinical availability, and appropriateness for administration to people with motor weakness. Our review revealed that insufficient normative information exists for apraxia assessment in populations comparable to SCI/TBI patients who are typically young adults at the time of injury. There are few apraxia assessment instruments which do not require a motor response. Non-motoric apraxia assessments would be optimal for patients with an underlying motor weakness.
Authors:
Cristin McKenna; Uma Thakur; Bradley Marcus; Anna Mariya Barrett
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2013-01-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in bioscience (Scholar edition)     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1945-0524     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Biosci (Schol Ed)     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-01     Completed Date:  2013-09-09     Revised Date:  2014-01-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101485241     Medline TA:  Front Biosci (Schol Ed)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  732-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Apraxia, Ideomotor / diagnosis*,  rehabilitation
Brain Injuries / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  rehabilitation
Humans
Spinal Cord Injuries / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  rehabilitation
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K02 NS 47099/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; K02 NS047099/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; K24 HD062647/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 NS055808/NS/NINDS NIH HHS
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