Can J Occup Ther. 2021 Oct 9:84174211047372. doi: 10.1177/00084174211047372. Online ahead of print.
Background. Stroke may alter sensory modulation and restrict participation in daily occupations. Although studies highlight the relationship between altered sensory modulation and reduced participation, this relationship in stroke survivors has not been studied enough. Purpose. To examine the prevalence of altered sensory modulation among stroke survivors; to compare sensory modulation and participation between stroke survivors and healthy controls; to estimate the relationship between sensory modulation and participation among stroke survivors. Method. Thirty stroke survivors and 30 healthy controls, aged 18-70, completed the MoCA, the Adolescent-Adult Sensory Profile and the Activity Card Sort. Findings. Altered sensory modulation was more prevalent among stroke survivors. Their participation was significantly restricted as compared to healthy controls. Lower tendency to seek sensory input predicted lower participation in social activities. Implications. Occupational therapists should screen for altered sensory modulation in stroke survivors and understand their impacts on participation, in order to improve intervention outcomes.
PMID:34632801 | DOI:10.1177/00084174211047372
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