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Kessler Foundation reports advance in early diagnosis of spatial neglect after stroke
Date:1/3/2012

the Catherine Bergego scale (CBS).

Researchers determined that these psychometric assessments may be used to identify specific motor-exploratory deficits in spatial neglect. Specifically, obtaining CBS-ME scores routinely might improve the detection of spatial action deficits so that clinicians can implement appropriate care and safety interventions. Without specific cognitive rehabilitation, spatial-action deficits may persist and cause chronic disability. "Much effort goes into hi-tech approaches," commented Dr. Barrett. "This study, however, shows that clinical tools can be optimized for the bedside, to identify patients who need targeted management and therapy."


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