The computerized table setting test for detecting unilateral neglect

Seok Jong Chung, Eunjeong Park, Byoung Seok Ye, Hye Sun Lee, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Dongbeom Song, Young Dae Kim, Jihoe Heo, Hyo Suk Nam

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Background: Patients with unilateral neglect fail to respond normally to stimuli on the left side. To facilitate the evaluation of unilateral spatial neglect, we developed a new application that runs on a tablet device and investigated its feasibility in stroke patients. Methods: We made the computerized table setting test (CTST) to run on the tablet computer. Forty acute ischemic stroke patients (20 patients with right hemispheric infarction with neglect, 10 patients with right hemispheric infarction without neglect, and 10 patients with left hemispheric infarction) and 10 healthy controls were prospectively enrolled to validate the CTST. The test requires subjects to set a table by dragging 12 dishes located below the table on the tablet screen. The horizontal deviation of the 12 dishes from the midline of the table, the selection tendency measured by the sequence of the dish selection, and the elapsed time for table setting were calculated automatically. Results: Parameters measured by the CTST were correlated with the results of conventional neglect tests. The horizontal deviation was significantly higher in patients with right hemispheric infarction with neglect compared with the other groups. The selection tendency and elapsed time also were significantly different in patients with right hemispheric infarction with neglect compared with the left hemispheric infarction and control groups, but were similar to those with right hemispheric infarction without neglect. Conclusions: The CTST is feasible to administer and comparable with conventional neglect tests. This new application may be useful for the initial diagnosis and follow-up of neglect patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0147030
JournalPloS one
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

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Stroke
Handheld Computers
Equipment and Supplies
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Chung, S. J., Park, E., Ye, B. S., Lee, H. S., Chang, H-J., Song, D., ... Nam, H. S. (2016). The computerized table setting test for detecting unilateral neglect. PloS one, 11(1), [e0147030]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147030
Chung, Seok Jong ; Park, Eunjeong ; Ye, Byoung Seok ; Lee, Hye Sun ; Chang, Hyuk-Jae ; Song, Dongbeom ; Kim, Young Dae ; Heo, Jihoe ; Nam, Hyo Suk. / The computerized table setting test for detecting unilateral neglect. In: PloS one. 2016 ; Vol. 11, No. 1.
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Chung, SJ, Park, E, Ye, BS, Lee, HS, Chang, H-J, Song, D, Kim, YD, Heo, J & Nam, HS 2016, 'The computerized table setting test for detecting unilateral neglect', PloS one, vol. 11, no. 1, e0147030. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147030

The computerized table setting test for detecting unilateral neglect. / Chung, Seok Jong; Park, Eunjeong; Ye, Byoung Seok; Lee, Hye Sun; Chang, Hyuk-Jae; Song, Dongbeom; Kim, Young Dae; Heo, Jihoe; Nam, Hyo Suk.

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