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Imitating gestures. A quantitative approach to ideomotor apraxia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7350907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ability to carry out movements on imitation was assessed with a 24-item test in uniterally hemisphere-damaged patients. On the basis of a cutoff score derived from the performances of 100 control patients, 20% of the right brain-damaged patients were calssified as apraxic. Most right brain-damaged patients were only mildly defective, but a few showed a striking impairment. In left brain-damaged patients apraxia was not only more frequent, but also much more severe and was nearly always associated with aphasia. However, the correlation between the motor and the language disorder was not particularly high, and the link between the two symptoms was thought to be dependent on the contiguity of the underlying nervous structures.
E De Renzi; F Motti; P Nichelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of neurology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0003-9942     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1980 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-02-26     Completed Date:  1980-02-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372436     Medline TA:  Arch Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aphasia / psychology
Apraxias / psychology*
Brain Damage, Chronic / psychology
Dominance, Cerebral
Imitative Behavior*
Middle Aged

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