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Language performance and cognitive function in persons with nondominant-hemispheric stroke

  • Korean Social Science Journal
  • Abbr : KSSJ
  • 2015, 42(1), pp.39-49
  • Publisher : Korean Social Science Research Council
  • Research Area : Social Science > Social Science in general

Ji-Wan Ha 1 김규태 2 Pyun, Sung Bom 2

1대구대학교
2고려대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study investigated the relationship between language performance and cognitive function in stroke patients after nondominant hemisphere damage. The results of a battery of formal language tests, K-WAB, of seventy-eight patients were analyzed. The correlation between their K-WAB and K-MMSE scores was analyzed. Multivariate analysis of covariance adjusting for educational years in each of K-WAB and K-MMSE was conducted in accordance with the brain lesion location. Only 35.9 % of patients were classified as normal and the remaining 64.1 % were categorized as subnormal by K-WAB. There was a positive correlation between their language and cognitive functions. Outcomes differed according to lesion location, as the SAH group exhibited a significantly lower performance in both language and cognitive evaluations than the other groups. Cognitivecommunicative disorders in stroke patients with nondominant-hemispheric lesions present in different ways. In-depth language evaluation of all brain-damaged patients should be conducted so that language defects of patients are not ignored.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.