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Efficacy of Modified Constraint-induced Movement Therapy in Children With Brain Damage

2014-08-27 03:15:36 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This research centers on the comparison of the immediate efficacy (right after therapy) and the maintained efficacy (3 months and 6 months) between those who receive "Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy" (mCIMT hereafter) at different age groups and those who receive only the bilateral arm training at different age groups. The purpose of this research is to offer more specific suggestions in exercise for Children with Brain Damage and to increase the use of and the confidence for the affected side of Children with Brain Damage.

Description

"Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy" is one of the most recent treatments for children with Brain damage.

This method focuses on the constrained use of the healthy hand and the forced use of the affected hand, in order to avoid the frequent assistance of the healthy hand to the affected hand as well as to increase the use of the affected hand as much as possible.

This method promotes the function of the affected hand by repetitively operating objects, increasing the sensory inputs of the affected hand, promoting the recognition capability of the affected hand, and intensively training with activities. This will build up the patient's confidence of using the affected hand, reduce the development learn-nonuse, avoid not using the affected hand, and promote the function of the affected hand in everyday life.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Brain Damage

Intervention

Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy

Location

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Taoyuan
Taiwan
333

Status

Recruiting

Source

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:36-0400

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