Journal article

COMbined Physical and somatoSEnsory training after stroke: Development and description of a novel intervention to improve upper limb function

Urvashy Gopaul, Paulette van Vliet, Robin Callister, Michael Nilsson, Leeanne Carey

PHYSIOTHERAPY RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: After stroke, reach-to-grasp goal-directed movements are disrupted as a result of both residual motor and somatosensory impairments. This report describes the rationale and development of a new upper limb stroke rehabilitation intervention known as COMPoSE: "COMbined Physical and somatoSEnsory training," designed to improve somatosensory and motor deficits in the upper limb after stroke. A standardized training matrix has been developed to facilitate intervention delivery. METHODS: The COMPoSE intervention was developed through the following stages: (a) Definition and operationalization of somatosensory and motor variables used in training sensation and movement after..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC


Awarded by James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative in Cognitive Rehabilitation-Collaborative Award


Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Injury


Funding Acknowledgements

Brawer Bequest, University of Newcastle; NHMRC, Grant/Award Number: 1134495; James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative in Cognitive Rehabilitation-Collaborative Award, Grant/Award Number: 220020413; ARC Future Fellowship, Grant/Award Number: FT100100439; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Grant/Award Numbers: 1022694, 307902 and 191214; 2016 Linkage Pilot Research Grant, University of Newcastle; NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Injury, Grant/Award Number: 1077898; University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship