Study of Sensory Deficits in the Upper Limb After Stroke
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The overall aim of the project is to gain insight in sensory deficits and recovery patterns in the upper limb post stroke and its association with brain lesion localisation. Furthermore, the investigators will identify associations of deficits in sensory modalities with upper limb impairments, activities and participation at different time points after stroke. Identification of the sensory deficits, along with further insights in their relation with objective neurophysiological and neuroanatomical measures will contribute to the amelioration of goal-setting for the rehabilitation of upper extremity function after stroke. These functions are indispensable during several daily activities as well in different sports and leisure activities. This project is an important step towards a better delineating of treatment interventions for the upper limb and to a better guiding of individual needs for post-stroke treatment in the future.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
first-ever stroke as defined by WHO
≤ 5 days post stroke
motor impairment and/or a sensory impairment
≥ 18 years old
sufficient cooperation to execute evaluations
other neurological impairments such as previous stroke, head injury or multiple sclerosis (these might affect sensory ability independently of the stroke)
stroke-like symptoms caused by subdural hematoma, tumour, encephalitis or trauma
no informed consent
pre-stroke Barthel Index < 95 out of 100 points (to be able to distinguish between pre-existing disabilities and disabilities resulting from the stroke)