Sensory loss in hospital-admitted people with stroke: Characteristics, associated factors, and relationship with function

Sarah F. Tyson, Marie Hanley, Jay Chillala, Andrea B. Selley, Raymond C. Tallis

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    Abstract

    Objective: To characterize the nature of sensory impairments after stroke, identify associated factors, and assess the relationships between sensory impairment, disability, and recovery. Methods: Prospective cross-sectional survey of 102 people with hemiparesis following their first stroke. Tactile and proprioceptive sensation in the affected arm and leg were measured using the Rivermead Assessment of Somatosensory Perception 2-4 weeks post-stroke. Demographics, stroke pathology, weakness, neglect, disability, and recovery were documented. Results: Tactile impairment was more common than proprioceptive (P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)166-172
    Number of pages6
    JournalNeurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
    Volume22
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

    Keywords

    • Proprioception
    • Sensation
    • Stroke outcomes

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