Perceptual function in the elderly and after stroke
1988 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 2, no 2, 75-79 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Perceptual function was assessed in 60 clinically healthy subjects aged about 60 (n=34) and 80 (n=26), and in stroke survivors who were assessed either early (n=109) or four to six years (n=75) after the stroke. Using two indices, one characterising low-order perception and the other higher-order perception, the clinically healthy subjects invariably had no impairment in the low-order index. Slight impairments occurred in 35% of 60-year-old and 77% of 80-year-old healthy subjects. Considerably more pronounced disturbances occurred in the stroke victims, among whom about 60% had impairment or higher-order perceptual function and about 10% had low-order perceptual deficits. Thus as higher-order perception is age dependent, it appears that in rehabilitation of stroke allowance should be made for predictable signs of advancing age.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 1988. Vol. 2, no 2, 75-79 p.
stroke, perception in elderly, perception after stroke
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81611DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.1988.tb00349.xPubMedID: 3212304OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-81611DiVA: diva2:657154