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

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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    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.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)831-841
    Aantal pagina's11
    TijdschriftJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
    Nummer van het tijdschrift8
    StatusPublished - nov.-2007

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