Line Bisection Test

Purpose of the measure:

The Line Bisection Test is a test is a quick measure to detect the presence of unilateral spatial neglect (USN). To complete the test, one must place a mark with a pencil through the center of a series of horizontal lines. Usually, a displacement of the bisection mark towards the side of the brain lesion is interpreted as a symptom of neglect.

Authors*: Lisa Zeltzer, MSc OT; Anita Menon, MSc

Editors: Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT; Elissa Sitcoff, BA BSc

Evidence reviewed as of before 19-08-2008

NOTE: *The authors have no direct financial interest in any tools,
tests or interventions presented in StrokEngine.