Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

10: Loss of feeling

Introduction and Learning Points


This activity looks into the knowledge and skills required by health and social care staff to understand the effect that loss of feeling (sensation) may have on a person following stroke.

NB: Information within this module is due to be reviewed. Updated content will appear here shortly.

Learning points:

  • Describe the effects of loss of feeling on the face, arm and leg following stroke
  • Outline how/why the loss of feeling following stroke may be detrimental to the individual
  • Identify ways of protecting the individual from injury due to loss of feeling following stroke

Page last reviewed: 22 Jan 2020