Young adults with unilateral CP maintain their hand function into early adolescent

Dr Ann-Christin Eliasson from the Neuropediatric Research Unit in the Children’s Hospital Stockholm Sweden did a six years follow up assessment on children undergoing  Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) Program. The group aimed at looking at what happened to the childrens hand function  when these children are now young adults.

The group  describe the development of hand function in young adults with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP), who participated in a 2-week Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) camp 6 years earlier. The outcome measure looked at was the Hand Assessment and the Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function test as well as grip strength.

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