Journal article

SENSe: Study of the Effectiveness of Neurorehabilitation on Sensation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Leeanne Carey, Richard Macdonell, Thomas A Matyas

Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sensory loss is common after stroke, with negative impact on exploration of the immediate environment, hand function, and return to daily activities. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of a perceptual-learning based sensory discrimination program versus non-specific exposure to sensory stimuli via passive movements and grasping of common objects. METHODS: The authors conducted a randomized parallel-group controlled trial, with blinding of subjects, clinical assessors, and data analysts. Fifty subjects with impaired texture discrimination, limb position sense, and/or tactile object recognition (>6 weeks, median 48 weeks poststroke) were randomized to receive somatosensory dis..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article: This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia [project grant number 191214, and Career Development Award number 307905 to L. M. C]; an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship awarded to L. M. C. [number FT0992299]; the National Stroke Research Institute of Australia and by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The funding sources had no role in conduct of the study or writing of the report.