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Sentence comprehension and praxis deficits in Parkinson's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1922805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We evaluated the ability of nondemented patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) to interpret various aspects of sentences and to perform learned limb and oral gestures. The patients were significantly compromised in their ability to answer simple questions about sentences such as "The eagle chased the hawk that was fast. Which bird was chased?" A discriminant analysis revealed that up to 73% of PD patients differ from control subjects in their ability to perform this task. Patients with PD were also significantly compromised in their gestural performance, and a discriminant analysis indicated that a praxis deficit may be evident in up to 64% of patients. We conclude that language and gestural processing impairments are frequent in patients with PD.
M Grossman; S Carvell; S Gollomp; M B Stern; G Vernon; H I Hurtig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-21     Completed Date:  1991-11-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1620-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104-4283.
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MeSH Terms
Language Tests*
Middle Aged
Parkinson Disease / psychology*
Psychomotor Performance*
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