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Constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) is an intervention for unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). It is currently part of standard of care for children with unilateral CP, but is typically done one-on-one and with the child wearing a cast 24 hours a day during the duration of treatment. The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of an intensive group-based CIMT summer camp in which participants wear a removable cast on upper extremity function, occupational performance, and patient-specific goals. The investigators hypothesize that upper extremity skills and occupational performance will increase, and that patients will reach their individualized goals.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-03-04T00:38:22-0500
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A heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life. The four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common. The motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity (see MUSCLE SPASTICITY) in all limbs. Spastic diplegia (Little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms. Pathologically, this condition may be associated with LEUKOMALACIA, PERIVENTRICULAR. (From Dev Med Child Neurol 1998 Aug;40(8):520-7)
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