To find out if patients with right hemisphere strokes (RHD) demonstrate a form of progressive or incremental limb hypometria (ILH), 11 RHD patients and eight matched controls were tested by having them draw a series of horizontal lines while blindfolded. Unlike controls, six RHD patients displayed an incremental decrease in the length of lines they drew, a sign of ILH. ILH might be a common source of disability and hinder rehabilitation efforts.
- ILH, incremental limb hypometria
- right hemisphere
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This work is partly supported by Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the State of Florida Memory Disorder Clinics.
Competing interests: None.
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