Hemi-inattention and the recovery patterns of stroke patients Academic Article uri icon


  • A series of stroke patients (n = 31) were assessed at four stages: 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 18 months post-trauma. Significant recovery was noted at 8 weeks, although a trend towards recovery continued throughout the assessment phases. Patients presenting with hemi-inattention at the 4-week assessment achieved significantly poorer levels of functional ability at the final assessment although in some cases the inattention had resolved on neuropsychological tests.

publication date

  • December 1, 1985