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Wheelchair transfer training in a stroke patient with neglect

Lennon, Sheila (1991) Wheelchair transfer training in a stroke patient with neglect. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 7 (1). pp. 51-55. [Journal article]

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Two therapeutic strategies aimed at teaching a left hemiplegic patient with neglect to transfer from his wheelchair to his bed were compared. Therapist-directed instruction (verbal prompting) was compared with patient-directed instruction (verbal mediation). The patient's performance improved using both strategies. The improvement was greater using the verbal mediation strategy, which enabled the patient to transfer more independently. It is suggested that therapists should utilise the preserved language function in patients with visuo-spatial disabilities to teach them motor tasks.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
ID Code:12675
Deposited By: Dr Sheila Lennon-Fraser
Deposited On:02 Apr 2010 09:12
Last Modified:01 Mar 2012 09:54

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