Constraint Induced Movement Therapy: Impact of Setting on Outcomes.
Journal of allied health
Adolescent; Cerebral Palsy; Child; Female; Health Facilities; Housing; Humans; Male; Movement; Physical Therapy Modalities; Treatment Outcome; Upper Extremity
AIMS: Constraint induced movement therapy improves upper extremity (UE) function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). Impact of intervention setting is unknown. The current investigation aimed to determine impact of therapy setting on UE function in children with unilateral CP.
METHODS: Children were assigned to either center-based (CB) or home-based (HB) interventions using a single-blind cross-over design.
RESULTS: UE function improved significantly in all children; greater improvements were found in the CB group. After the HB group received 10 additional weeks of CB intervention, between-group scores were not different but within-group changes were also not significant.
CONCLUSIONS: Dose may be more important than setting but CB may be more effective than HB in the short term.
Maring, J., & Wentzell, E. (2019). Constraint Induced Movement Therapy: Impact of Setting on Outcomes.. Journal of allied health, 48 (3). Retrieved from https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/smhs_hs_facpubs/240