Sensory Modulation and Participation in Daily Occupations in Stroke Survivors

Avivit Fuks Sharony, Batya Engel-Yeger

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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.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)375-383
Number of pages9
JournalCanadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • Activities of daily living
  • CVA
  • Daily life
  • Sensory processing

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Occupational Therapy


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