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  1. Thomas, Heather PhD, OTR/L


This article describes the case of a 69-year-old, married, Hispanic heterosexual woman who suffered a right cerebral vascular accident. Assessment measures utilized to identify barriers to sexual activity were the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, Quality of Sexual Function Scale, and the Stroke Impact Scale. Goals were established in collaboration with the client, and interventions addressed a wide range of barriers. This case demonstrates how occupational therapy and the interprofessional team addressed limitations in engagement in sexual activities. Data collected postintervention showed significant changes in sexual activity, satisfaction, and perceived quality of life. This case demonstrates the importance of addressing sexual activity with clients poststroke and how the health care team can implement strategies to help clients address barriers to this essential human activity.