Gender differences in unilateral spatial neglect within 24 hours of ischemic stroke

Jonathan T. Kleinman, Rebecca F. Gottesman, Cameron Davis, Melissa Newhart, Jennifer Heidler-Gary, Argye E. Hillis

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Abstract

Hemispatial neglect is a common and disabling consequence of stroke. Previous reports examining the relationship between gender and the incidence of unilateral spatial neglect (USN) have included either a large numbers of patients with few neglect tests or small numbers of patients with multiple tests. To determine if USN was more common and/or severe in men or women, we examined a large group of patients (312 right-handed) within 24 hours of acute right hemisphere ischemic stroke. Multiple spatial neglect tasks were used to increase the sensitivity of neglect detection. No differences based upon gender were observed for the prevalence, severity, or a combined task measure of USN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalBrain and Cognition
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

Keywords

  • Acute stroke
  • Gender differences
  • Sex differences
  • Spatial cognition
  • Spatial neglect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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