|標題||Assessment of attention function recovery in patients after stroke using sequential desk-top tasks|
|掲載誌名||International Journal of Therapy And Rehabilitation|
|著者・共著者||◎Miki Tanikaga, Jumpei Mizuno, Masahiro Tanaka, Minoru Hoshiyama|
|概要||Background/Aims: The course of recovery of performance with attention function has not been sufficiently investigated during the period for rehabilitation after stroke. We applied a sequential desktop task, whose performance required the spatiotemporal attention function step by step, to patients after stroke. The relationship between the sequential task and conventional assessments of cognitive function was also assessed.
Methods: A sequential desk-top task with 13 levels of peg-carrying performance, which involved attention function, was applied to 24 patients with a disturbance of attention function after stroke. The outcomes of the sequential task were compared with the results of the Mini-Mental State Examination, Trail Making Test Part A and B, Hamamatsu type Japanese syllabary selection test sentence (Syllabary), Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test, Ponsford's Attentional Rating Scale, and Functional Independence Measure.
Findings: All participants showed significant progress in the level of the sequential desk-top task. The levels achieved in the sequential task were correlated with the scores of Mini-Mental State Examination, Trail Making Test Part A, Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test, Syllabary, and Functional Independence Measure.
Conclusions: We considered that the results of the sequential desk-top task suggested the recovery course of the attention function, and the results of the task predicted the functional recovery revealed by other test batteries.