Volume 9, Number 1 (Yafteh 2007)                   yafte 2007, 9(1): 43-48 | Back to browse issues page


XML Persian Abstract Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Ghandhari K, Eizadi Mavad Z. The association of hemianesthesia, hemineglect and hemianopsia with disability score. yafte. 2007; 9 (1) :43-48
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-25-en.html

Abstract:   (8407 Views)

Ghandhari K1, Eizadi Mavad Z2

1. Associate professor, Department of neuroscience, Faculty of medicine, Mashhad University of medical sciences

2. General practitioner, Valieasr Hospital, Birjand

Abstract

Background: Recognition of Clinical factors associated with disability of stroke patients is important, because they can affect the prognosis and future recovery following rehabilitation.

Materials and methods: Consecutive stroke patients admitted in Valie-Asr hospital of Khorasan enrolled in a prospective study in 2005. Hemihyposthesia, hemianesthesia, hemineglect and homonymous hemianopsia were evaluated in the patients. Disability score was determined based on the Rankin scale at 72 hours post stroke. Mean of Rankin Disability Score (MRDS) was analysed by T and Fisher tests and p<0.05 regarded as significant.

Results: 329 stroke patients were investigated. Hemihyposthesia, hemianesthesia, hemineglect and homonymous hemianopsia were found in 37.4%, 13.8%, 7.9% and 7.3% respectively. MRDS was significantly higher in patients with hemianesthesia than other stroke patients, p<0.001. MRDS of patients with each of hemihypoestheisa, hemineglect and homonyous hemianopsia was not significantly different than patients without these abnormalities, p=0.44, p=023 and p=0.83 respectively. Patients with triad of hemianesthesia, hemineglect and homonymous hemianopsia had significantly higher MRDS than others, p<0.001.

Conclusion: Hemianesthesia is the most important clinical causative factor of MRDS of the stroke patients. Presence of above triad predicts the highest MRDS in these patients.

Full-Text [PDF 143 kb]   (1005 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2009/01/18

Add your comments about this article : Your username or email:
Write the security code in the box

Send email to the article author


© 2015 All Rights Reserved | Yafteh

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb