Changing practice in the assessment and treatment of somatosensory loss in stroke survivors: protocol for a knowledge translation study

Liana Cahill, Natasha Lannin, Yvonne Mak-Yuen, Megan Turville & Leeanne Carey
Abstract Background The treatment of somatosensory loss in the upper limb after stroke has been historically overshadowed by therapy focused on motor recovery. A double-blind randomized controlled trial has demonstrated the effectiveness of SENSe (Study of the Effectiveness of Neurorehabilitation on Sensation) therapy to retrain somatosensory discrimination after stroke. Given the acknowledged prevalence of upper limb sensory loss after stroke and the evidence-practice gap that exists in this area, effort is required to translate the...
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