Journal article

Associations Between Sensorimotor Impairments in the Upper Limb at 1 Week and 6 Months After Stroke

Sarah Meyer, Nele De Bruyn, Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm, Andre Peeters, Hilde Feys, Vincent Thijs, Geert Verheyden

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGIC PHYSICAL THERAPY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Longitudinal information regarding the prevalence of upper limb somatosensory deficits and the association with motor impairment and activity limitations is scarce. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to map the extent and distribution of somatosensory deficits, and to determine associations over time between somatosensory deficits and motor impairment and activity limitations. METHODS: We recruited 32 participants who were assessed 4 to 7 days after stroke, and reassessed at 6 months. Somatosensory measurements included the Erasmus-modified Nottingham sensory assessment (Em-NSA), perceptual threshold of touch, thumb finding test, 2-point discrimination, and ..

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