Thank you for your interest in the Locognosia Test. You can download the PDF of the instructions for administration, the handchart, record and scoring forms through our licencing platform.

The Locognosia Test was developed by Professor Christina Jerosch-Herold as part of her Masters of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Southampton in 1990-91 and was funded by a Department of Health Allied Health Professions bursary. The Locognosia Test is a modified version of the area localisation test first developed and published by David Marsh (1990).

It has been used in a number of studies (Jerosch-Herold, 1993, 2001) including a longitudinal follow-up study of patients with median nerve injuries (Jerosch-Herold, 2003) and carpal tunnel syndrome (Jerosch-Herold, 2011) to assess its responsiveness. Test-retest reliability and discriminant validity  was assessed in 39 patients with median and ulnar nerve injuries (Jerosch-Herold C et al 2006).

The instructions for administration, recording and scoring form translated into English by Lilian Santchi at the Kantonsspital St Gallen are also available in German.

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Jerosch-Herold C, Shepstone L, Miller L, Chapman P (2011) The responsiveness of sensibility and strength tests in patients undergoing carpal tunnel decompression. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 12:244 

Jerosch-Herold C, Rosén B, Shepstone L (2006) Reliability and Validity of  a Standardised  Locognosia Test after Peripheral Nerve Injury of the Hand. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery- British Volume  2006  88B:1048-52 

Jerosch-Herold C (2003)  A study of the  relative responsiveness of five sensibility tests for assessment of recovery after median nerve injury and repair. Journal of Hand Surgery, British & European Volume 28:3:255-260 

Jerosch-Herold C (2001) The Clinical Assessment of Hand Sensibility after peripheral nerve injury and repair. Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of East Anglia, Norwich 

Jerosch-Herold C (1993) Measuring outcome in median nerve injuries. Journal  of Hand Surgery 18B:624-628 

Marsh D (1990) The validation of measures of outcome following suture of divided peripheral nerves supplying the hand. Journal of Hand Surgery 15B:25-34.