Study of Sensory Deficits in the Upper Limb After Stroke

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- 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

Exclusion Criteria

- 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)