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Volume 2014, Article ID 657321, 9 pages
Research Article

A Qualitative Study on Perceptions of Changes Reported by Caregivers of Patients in Vegetative State and Minimally Conscious State: The “Time Gap Experience”

Neurological Institute Carlo Besta IRCCS Foundation, Neurology, Public Health and Disability Unit, Via Celoria 11, 20133 Milan, Italy

Received 28 July 2014; Accepted 15 September 2014; Published 6 November 2014

Academic Editor: Ladislav Volicer

Copyright © 2014 Venusia Covelli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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