Transfer effects of a cognitive strategy training for stroke patients with apraxia

C. A. V. Geusgens*, C. M. van Heugten, J. P. J. Cooijmans, J. Jolles, W. J. A. van den Heuvel

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    Abstract

    The objective of this study was to evaluate transfer effects of cognitive strategy training for stroke patients with apraxia. During 8 weeks, 29 apraxic patients received cognitive strategy training to teach them how to perform activities of daily living (ADL) as independently as possible. ADL functioning was assessed at the rehabilitation centre at baseline and after 8 weeks of training. In addition, assessment took place at the patients' own homes after 8 weeks of training and 5 months after the start of the training. The performance of both trained and nontrained tasks was observed. Patients performed trained tasks and nontrained tasks at the same level of independency at the rehabilitation centre as well as at home, indicating transfer of training effects. These effects turned out to be stable over time.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)831-841
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
    Volume29
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov-2007

    Keywords

    • LEFT-HEMISPHERE STROKE
    • INTERNAL CONSISTENCY
    • IDEOMOTOR APRAXIA
    • REHABILITATION
    • RELIABILITY
    • PREVALENCE
    • THERAPY

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