|Clinical notes and interpretation
- Scoring is performed by dividing the total correct responses by the total number of stimuli presented.
- Graphesthesia is commonly used in sensory re-education following peripheral nerve injuries.
- Health care practitioners must take care to stabilize the patient’s hand during testing without providing any additional sensory input, such as fingers touching the palm of the patient’s hand.
- Impaired graphesthesia, commonly seen with patients that experience mild cognitive disorders and when no other sensory impairments are noted, may indicate some form of neurological impairment.
- If language is an issue while testing graphesthesia, the patient can draw or point to a picture of the letter, number, or shape.