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Relationship between the Head Deviation Angle and Hemineglect in Patients with Right Hemisphere Stroke.
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PMID:  22832205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Patients with hemineglect have been reported to have abnormal head posture. We attempted to determine the extent to which the angles are correlated with the severity of hemineglect. Methods: In a prospective, single-center, cross-sectional study on 40 patients with single right hemisphere stroke, we evaluated left hemineglect severity using the line bisection and line cancellation tests. Head deviation angles were measured at admission and discharge using a head device containing 3 graduated discs that determined the angles of head deviation in the sagittal, coronal and transverse planes. Results: Head angles in the transverse and coronal planes differed significantly between the left hemineglect and non-hemineglect groups. Scores obtained from the line bisection and line cancellation tests correlated with these angles. Furthermore, improvement in left hemineglect after rehabilitation training corresponded to a reduction in the angles. Conclusion: Stroke patients with hemineglect exhibited significant head deviations in the transverse and coronal planes. Deviation angles correlated with hemineglect test scores.
Tsung-Hsun Yang; Yi-Jung Hsin; Mei-Yun Liaw; Ho-Chen Wang; Pei-Jung Liang; Chau-Peng Leong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  European neurology     Volume:  68     ISSN:  1421-9913     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0150760     Medline TA:  Eur Neurol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  129-136     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC.
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