Is persistent visual neglect associated with poor survival?

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dc.contributor.author Jehkonen, Mervi -
dc.contributor.author Laihosalo, Mari -
dc.contributor.author Saunamäki, Tiia -
dc.contributor.author Koivisto, Anna-Maija -
dc.contributor.author Dastidar, Prasun -
dc.contributor.author Ahonen, J-P -
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-17T20:13:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-15 17:26:09 -
dc.date.available 2012-06-17T20:13:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010 -
dc.identifier.issn 1179-5735 -
dc.identifier.uri http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/65815
dc.description.abstract Background: The association of visual neglect with survival after right hemisphere (RH) stroke has received only limited attention.   Objective: This study explores the relationship of visual neglect and its spontaneous recovery to survival in a homogenous patient group with first-ever RH stroke.   Methods: Fifty-one RH stroke patients who suffered an infarct between 1994 and 1997 were retrospectively followed for survival until August 31, 2009. Acute-phase neurological, neuropsychological and neuroradiological data were studied to identify predictors of survival.   Results: Twenty-eight patients died during the follow-up. Age, education, and poor recovery of visual neglect emerged as significant single predictors of death. The best set of predictors for poor survival in the multivariate model was poor recovery of visual neglect and low education.   Conclusions: Poor recovery of visual neglect is associated with long-term mortality in RH infarct patients. The follow-up of RH patients’ neuropsychological performance gives additional information about the prognosis. -
dc.language.iso en -
dc.title Is persistent visual neglect associated with poor survival? -
dc.type fi=Artikkeli aikakauslehdessä | en=Journal article| -
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:uta-3-579 -
dc.identifier.doi 10.4137/JCNSD.S5539 -
dc.type.version fi=Kustantajan versio | en=Publisher's version| -
dc.subject.okm fi=Terveystiede | en=Health care science| -
dc.journal.title Journal of Central Nervous System Disease -
dc.journal.number 2 -
dc.journal.volumepagerange 31-36 -
dc.oldstats 51 -

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