Title: Evaluation of motor imagery ability in neurological patients: a review
Authors: Heremans, Elke ×
Vercruysse, Sarah
Spildooren, Joke
Feys, Peter
Helsen, Werner
Nieuwboer, Alice #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: E D P Sciences
Series Title: Movement and Sport Sciences vol:82 pages:31-38
Abstract: Motor imagery is a promising new intervention strategy within neurological rehabilitation.
However, previous studies have shown that the ability to perform motor imagery is not
well preserved in all neurological patients. Therefore, patients’ motor imagery ability needs to be
thoroughly examined when they are included in motor imagery rehabilitation programs or studies.
In the past, objective methods to evaluate motor imagery were lacking rigour, and participants’
imagery ability was often insufficiently assessed. The present paper discusses several methods to
assess motor imagery ability and discusses their specific advantages and disadvantages. As well, an
overview is given of studies applying these methods in patients with stroke, Parkinson’s disease and
multiple sclerosis.
ISSN: 2118-5735
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Neuromotor Rehabilitation
Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences - miscellaneous
Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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