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Title: The state-of-the-science on somatosensory function and its impact on daily life in adults and older adults, and following stroke: a scoping review
Austin Authors: Carey, Leeanne M ;Lamp, Gemma;Turville, Megan
Affiliation: Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Neurorehabilitation and Recovery, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Publication information: OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health 2016; 36(2 Suppl): 27S-41S
Abstract: The aim was to identify and synthesize research evidence about how adults and older adults process somatosensory information in daily activities, and the interventions available to regain somatosensory function following stroke. We developed two interacting concept maps to address the research questions. The scoping review was conducted from 2005 to 2015 across Web of Science, AMED, CINAHL, Embase, Medline, and PsychInfo databases. Search terms included somatosensory, perception, performance, participation, older adult, stroke, intervention, discrimination, learning, and neuroplasticity. Contributions from 103 articles for Concept 1 and 14 articles for Concept 2 are reported. Measures of somatosensory processing, performance, and participation used are identified. Interventions available to treat somatosensory loss are summarized in relation to approach, outcome measures, and theory/mechanisms underlying. A gap exists in the current understanding of how somatosensory function affects the daily lives of adults. A multidisciplinary approach that includes performance and participation outcomes is recommended to advance the field.
DOI: 10.1177/1539449216643941
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Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
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