Brain Neurorehabil.  2009 Mar;2(1):51-56. 10.12786/bn.2009.2.1.51.

Management of Neglect

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Institute for Medical Sciences and Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Korea. mhko@chonbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

A large number of patient with a nondominant parietal lobe brain lesion have visuospatial neglect of hemispace. This hemispatial neglect significantly contributes to disability after brain disease because it has a negative impact on self-care, mobility, learning, and safety awareness in itself and has been found to be associated with poor functional recovery from brain disease. Although numerous therapeutic methods of neglect has been studied, there was limited evidence to confirm the effect of those treatments for this complex and multifactorial syndrome. To promote understanding of neglect rehabilitation, in this review, the effectiveness and practical methods of several different types of therapies will be discussed.

Keyword

brain disease; neglect; rehabilitation
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