Is visuospatial hemineglect longitudinally associated with postural imbalance in the postacute phase of stroke?
Nes, I.C. van
Kessel, M.E. van
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15%. RESULTS: Visuospatial hemineglect was significantly associated with BBS and FAC. The relation between hemineglect and both BBS and FAC was confounded by severity of paresis of the lower limb. After controlling for severity of paresis, hemineglect remained independently associated with BBS, whereas the association with FAC lost significance. CONCLUSION: Visuospatial hemineglect is an independent covariate that is longitudinally associated with postural imbalance after stroke. These findings suggest that hemineglect is an important factor for controlling static and dynamic standing balance during the first months poststroke