Journal article

Somatosensory assessment and treatment after stroke: An evidence-practice gap

Lloyd U Pumpa, Liana S Cahill, Leeanne M Carey

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal | WILEY | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND/AIM: Loss of body sensations is common after stroke, impacting negatively on recovery and performance of activities of daily living. Despite advances in the evidence for the assessment and treatment of somatosensory impairment post-stroke, the translation from research into clinical practice has been slow. The aim of this study was to determine current clinical practice of occupational therapists and physiotherapists in the assessment and treatment of somatosensory impairment post-stroke. METHODS: A cross-sectional, self-administered online survey of occupational therapists and physiotherapists currently working with stroke clients in Australian health organisations, identified th..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We are grateful to the therapists who completed the survey in contributing to our knowledge of current practice regarding somatosensory assessment and treatment post-stroke. The research is supported by Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Grant and LMC was supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship [number FT0992299]. The funding sources had no role in conduct of the study or writing of the report.