Group-based constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) effective and feasible

Published in the American Journal of Occupational therapy (AJOT) Wen-Chi Wu OTR/L and her team from Department of Rehabilitation, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital look at the feasibility and effectiveness of group-based constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy in a clinical setting.

The group of 7 children underwent CIMT at a dose of 2.5 hr/day at 5 days/wk for 4 weeks
Outcome measures used were Grasping and Visual–Motor Integration subtests of the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales and Functional Skills and Caregiver Assistance Scales of the Pediatric Evaluation Disability Inventory.
The group showed that the children demonstrated significant improvement on all outcome measures after intervention and that group-based CIMT for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy may be a feasible and effective alternative to individual CIMT in clinical practice.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: