University of Hertfordshire

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-1093
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Volume33
Issue10
Early online date21 Sep 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Abstract

How should stroke patients with poor motor awareness be managed? This question is important because unawareness (or anosognosia) is related to poor rehabilitation and prognosis. This narrative review provides a guide for clinicians and (applied) academics to understanding, assessing and managing anosognosia. Questions addressed are: What is anosognosia? What causes anosognosia? How can anosognosia be assessed? And how can anosognosia be managed? We suggest that anosognosia is a multifaceted disorder, with diverse neuroanatomical and psychopathological origins. Assessment should measure various aspects of awareness, and management should be multidimensional to address problems with motor function, awareness, and emotional/motivational disturbance.

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