The Rivermead assessment of somatosensory performance (RASP) provides a quantitative assessment of somatosensory processing, suitable for brain-damaged patients suffering from stroke. It consists of seven subcomponents: Subtest 1 (sharp/dull discrimination), Subtest 2 (surface pressure touch), Subtest 3 (surface localization), Subtest 4 (sensory extinction), Subtest 5 (2-point discrimination), Subtest 6 (temperature discrimination), and Subtest 7 (proprioception). Overall, the RASP assesses 5 bilateral body regions: face (cheek), hand (palm and back), and foot (sole and back). This study aimed at providing normative data and cut-off scores for RASP subtests, for each body region, in a large Italian population sample. We present results from 300 healthy Italian individuals aged 19 to 98 years. Data represent a comprehensive set of norms that cover each subtest and each body region tested. Performance in Subtests 1, 5, and 6 decreased, for some body regions, with increasing age. Based on these results, norms were stratified for age (seven groups), with the pathological/non-pathological cut-off coinciding with the 5th percentile. Conversely, other results were not influenced by age; in such cases, a single error, in each body region, has to be considered indicative of pathological performance. This independent investigation of all subcomponents of the somatosensory system, for each body region, further confirms RASP’s potential in clinical practice, for neurological assessment, as well as in research settings.
Russo, C., Spandri, V., Gallucci, M., Halligan, P., Bolognini, N., & Vallar, G. (2021). Rivermead assessment of somatosensory performance: Italian normative data. NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES.
|Citazione:||Russo, C., Spandri, V., Gallucci, M., Halligan, P., Bolognini, N., & Vallar, G. (2021). Rivermead assessment of somatosensory performance: Italian normative data. NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Rivermead assessment of somatosensory performance: Italian normative data|
|Autori:||Russo, C; Spandri, V; Gallucci, M; Halligan, P; Bolognini, N; Vallar, G|
SPANDRI, VIVIANA (Co-primo)
GALLUCCI, MARCELLO (Secondo)
BOLOGNINI, NADIA (Co-ultimo)
VALLAR, GIUSEPPE (Co-ultimo) (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10072-021-05210-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|