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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2001;25(3):412-417.
The Effect of the Prism Therapy on the Stroke Patients with the Visuospatial Neglect Preliminary Study.
Han, Tai Ryoon , Shin, Hyung Ik , Kim, Sang Jun
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine.
2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National Rehabilitation Hospital.
편측무시를 보이는 뇌졸중 환자에서의 프리즘 치료 효과 ⁣예비적 연구⁣
한태륜, 신형익1, 김상준
서울대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실 및 1국립재활병원 재활의학과
Abstract

Objective
To investigate the effect of the prism which deviates the optical axis 10 degree rightward in the stroke patients who have visuospatial neglect and to evaluate how long it will last.


Method
The subjects were 9 left hemiplegic patients who showed the feature of hemineglect. The prism goggle was applied and the patients were trained the midline point direction exercise. It's effect was evaluated by the line bisection test and the Albert test at the pre-training, immediate, 2 hours and 6 hours after the training respectively.


Results
The line bisection test and Albert test were not improved significantly at each evaluation time after the training.


Conclusion
This result revealed the prism therapy does not have a significant effect on the line bisection task and Albert test in the hemineglect patients consistently. The line bisection result in the line located in the left or right side at the 2 hours after the training was improved but it could not exclude the training effect of the repetition of the test.

Key Words: Visuospatial neglect, Prism, Line bisection test, Albert test, Hemineglect


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