Examining Measurement of Behavioral Neglect Post Stroke

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The purpose of this study is to examine measurement of unilateral neglect post stroke. Although a number of clinical assessments are used to measure neglect, it is unclear whether items from some of the most commonly used assessments are able to effectively and comprehensively measure neglect. This study will determine whether these assessments measure different aspects of neglect and whether items from various neglect assessments can be combined to more effectively measure neglect.

Detailed Description

Many individuals have difficulty attending to the affected side of their body or to the affected side of space after stroke (unilateral neglect). Although a number of clinical assessments are used to measure this inattention, it is unclear whether items from some of the most commonly used assessments are able to effectively and comprehensively measure inattention. Clinical assessments provide critical information to clinicians and researchers and are used to inform treatment and document patient progress. Therefore, it is important that investigators more closely examine these existing assessments.
Individuals who demonstrate impaired attention to the affected side after stroke also have greater motor impairment than individuals who do not have impaired attention, but investigators do not know how inattention affects reaching movements using the impaired arm. This study will examine various methods used to assess inattention to the affected side after stroke and also examine how inattention affects reaching movements of the impaired arm.

Conditions

Trial Design

  • Perspective: Cross-Sectional
  • Sampling: Non-Probability Sample

Trial Population

Stroke survivors

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Catherine Bergego Scale One-time assessment scheduled over 1-2 days No
Primary Behavioral Inattention Test One-time assessment scheduled over 1-2 days No
Primary Naturalistic Action Test One-time assessment scheduled over 1-2 days No
Primary Virtual Reality Lateralized Attention Test One-time assessment scheduled over 1-2 days No
Primary Kinematic Assessment of Arm Movement One-time assessment scheduled over 1-2 days No
Secondary Arm Use measured by Accelerometers One-time assessment scheduled over 3 days No

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