J Korean Acad Rehabil Med Search


Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1996;20(3):4.
The Relationship of Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination(NCSE) to Functional Improvement in Stroke Patients
Je Hong O, M.D., Jong Yun Yoo, M.D. , In Young Sung, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine
뇌졸중 환자에서 Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination(NCSE)과 기능적 회복과의 상관관계
오제홍, 유종윤, 성인영
울산의대 서울중앙병원 재활의학과

Prospective studies establish cognitive status as an important determinant of post-stroke rehabilitation success. The Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination (NCSE), a screening method that assesses cognition in a brief but quantitative fashion, uses independant tests to evaluate the cognitive function within ten independant cognitive ability area. For the study of prognostic value of initial NCSE for functional improvement of stroke patients, we analyzed the correlation between the initial NCSE and the changes of Barthel Index(BI) score during 1 month of rehabilitation.

The sum of normal subitems in NCSE was significantly correlated with changes in BI score in 34 stroke patients(p<0.01). Among the subitems of NCSE, construction, memory, and similarity were the the best predictors of functional improvement (p<0.01).

Therefore, the NCSE provides both a rapid and sensitive measure of cognitive function and it appears to predict the change of functional status as a result from inpatient stroke rehabilitation.

Key Words: NCSE, NCSE, Barthel index score, Stroke


Browse all articles >

Terms of Use   |   Privacy Polity
Editorial Office
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital
101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: +82-10-8678-2671    Fax: +82-2-6072-5244    E-mail: edit@e-arm.org; edit.karm@gmail.com
Business Registration: 110-82-07460                

Copyright © 2024 by Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer