Efficacy of home-based visuomotor feedback training in stroke patients with chronic hemispatial neglect

Rossit, Stéphanie, Benwell, Christopher S Y, Szymanek, Larissa, Learmonth, Gemma, McKernan-Ward, Laura, Corrigan, Elaine, Muir, Keith, Reeves, Ian, Duncan, George, Birschel, Philip, Roberts, Margaret, Livingstone, Katrina, Jackson, Hazel, Castle, Pauline and Harvey, Monika (2019) Efficacy of home-based visuomotor feedback training in stroke patients with chronic hemispatial neglect. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29 (2). pp. 251-272. ISSN 0960-2011

[img] PDF (Accepted manuscript) - Submitted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 31 December 2099.

Download (1413kB) | Request a copy
    [img]
    Preview
    PDF (09602011-2016) - Published Version
    Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

    Download (2718kB) | Preview

      Abstract

      Hemispatial neglect is a severe cognitive condition frequently observed after a stroke, associated with unawareness of one side of space, disability and poor long-term outcome. Visuomotor feedback training (VFT) is a neglect rehabilitation technique that involves a simple, inexpensive and feasible training of grasping-to-lift rods at the centre. We compared the immediate and long-term effects of VFT vs. a control training when delivered in a home-based setting. 20 participants were randomly allocated to an intervention (who received VFT) or a control group (n = 10 each). Training was delivered for 2 sessions by an experimenter and then patients self-administered it for 10 sessions over 2 weeks. Outcome measures included the Behavioural Inattention Test (BIT), line bisection, Balloons Test, Landmark task, room description task, subjective straight-ahead pointing task and the Stroke Impact Scale. The measures were obtained before, immediately after the training sessions and after 4-months post-training. Significantly greater short and long-term improvements were obtained after VFT when compared to control training in line bisection, BIT and spatial bias in cancellation. VFT also produced improvements on activities of daily living. We conclude that VFT is a feasible, effective, home-based rehabilitation method for neglect patients that warrants further well-designed randomized controlled trials on a large sample of patients.

      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: hemispatial neglect,stroke rehabilitation,attention,hemiparesis,activities of daily living
      Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
      Related URLs:
      Depositing User: Pure Connector
      Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 00:06
      Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 11:48
      URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61745
      DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2016.1273119

      Actions (login required)

      View Item