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Kavousipor S, Ghanbari S, Alipour A. Can Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Improve In-Hand Manipulation Skills: A Single Subject Design . IRJ. 2012; 10 (1) :75-85
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-138-en.html

1- Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
2- Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
3- Department of Epidemiology, School if Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
Abstract:   (2347 Views)

Objectives: This study describes a single subject design (ABA) that shows the effective use of constraint induced movement therapy in improvement of quality and performance of in-hand manipulation skills for a 10 year old boy and a 9 years old girl with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, as Dickerson (2007) showed it in arm movement and function.

Methods: To determine the effectiveness of CIMT by the use of C-statistic analysis and visual analysis. Approach: The first step was to design a child friendly group activity and home based intervention program through occupation. The possible effectiveness of CIMT was evaluated by daily measurements and video recording of 6 sub skills of in-hand manipulation according to Pont category (2009) in defined activity.

Results: For making the treatment more cost effective, families can produce a simple clinical setting at home and participate in their child treatment plan actively.

Discussion: A client center intervention will facilitate the use and quality of fingers and hand motion. Also a group activity can motivate participants to participate more and better.

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Type of Study: Case Reports |
Received: 2012/01/6 | Accepted: 2012/02/11 | Published: 2012/04/1

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