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Research Article  |   July 1988
Unilateral Neglect: Suggestions for Research by Occupational Therapists
Author Affiliations
  • Julia Van Deusen, PhD, OTR, is Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Florida, Gainesville. (Mailing address: Box J-164, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610.)
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Research Article   |   July 1988
Unilateral Neglect: Suggestions for Research by Occupational Therapists
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1988, Vol. 42, 441-448. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.7.441
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1988, Vol. 42, 441-448. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.7.441
Abstract

This paper reviews the research literature pertinent to the evaluation of and therapy for patients having unilaterial neglect. Emphasis is on areas in need of research by occupational therapists. Specific suggestions are made for studies to relate evaluation tools to functional criteria, to adapt the environment, and to investigate the effectiveness of compensatory or neurologically based treatment.