Rehabilitation of limb apraxia improves daily life activities in patients with stroke

N. Smania, S. M. Aglioti, F. Girardi, M. Tinazzi, A. Fiaschi, A. Cosentino, E. Corato

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Abstract

We randomly assigned 33 patients with left hemisphere stroke, limb apraxia, and aphasia to an apraxia or a control (aphasia) treatment group. Before and after each treatment, patients underwent a comprehensive neuropsychological testing battery and a caregiver evaluation of patient's activities of daily life (ADL) independence. Apraxia severity was related with ADL independence. Control (aphasia) treatment improved patients' language and intelligence performance. Apraxia treatment specifically improved praxic function and ADL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2050-2052
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume67
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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