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ERIC Number: EJ812296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-2626
Gender Differences in Unilateral Spatial Neglect within 24 Hours of Ischemic Stroke
Kleinman, Jonathan T.; Gottesman, Rebecca F.; Davis, Cameron; Newhart, Melissa; Heidler-Gary, Jennifer; Hillis, Argye E.
Brain and Cognition, v68 n1 p49-52 Oct 2008
Hemispatial neglect is a common and disabling consequence of stroke. Previous reports examining the relationship between gender and the incidence of unilateral spatial neglect (USN) have included either a large numbers of patients with few neglect tests or small numbers of patients with multiple tests. To determine if USN was more common and/or severe in men or women, we examined a large group of patients (312 right-handed) within 24 hours of acute right hemisphere ischemic stroke. Multiple spatial neglect tasks were used to increase the sensitivity of neglect detection. No differences based upon gender were observed for the prevalence, severity, or a combined task measure of USN. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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