Santa Lucia - Neurosciences and Rehabilitation Sapienza University of Rome

Neurology. 2006 Dec 12;67(11):2050-2

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

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.

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