Cognition, fatigue and pain in facial palsy: registered scoping review

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Description: Facial palsy results from damage to the VII cranial nerve and affects around 100,000 people in the UK every year. Currently, little is known about the impact of facial palsy on cognition, fatigue and pain. The aim of this scoping review are to: examine how psychological research is conducted on people with facial palsy; summarize the available research concerning the impact of facial palsy on cognition (e.g., emotion processing, language, attention), fatigue and pain; and identify the knowledge gaps regarding the psychological research in facial palsy. Following the PRISMA Extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR), we will consider studies that investigated cognition, fatigue and pain in children and adults diagnosed with facial palsy following cranial nerve damage. We will include studies of any design published in peer reviewed journals. Two reviewers will independently screen the titles and abstracts and full-text papers to determine final inclusion. Disagreements will be solved between reviewers through discussion or by arbitration of a third reviewer.


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