An investigation of anosognosia following traumatic head injury

J. D. Ranseen, L. A. Bohaska, F. A. Schmitt

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Anosognosia was studied in 32 traumatic head injured patients upon admission and discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. Anosognosia was objectively defined as a discrepancy between patient and staff ratings on the Patient Competency Rating Scale. Patients consistently rated themselves as having greater compentencies than staff and there was little change in the patient-staff rating differences over the course of rehabilitation. Consistent with previous literature, there was a tendency for anosognosia to be more pronounced in patients with right hemisphere injury. Implications for rehabilitation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-36
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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