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Sadegh Hosseini S M, Sourtiji H, Taghizadeh A. Effect of Child Friendly Constraint Induced Movement Therapy on Unimanual and Bimanual Function in Hemiplegia. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2010; 8 (2) :50-54
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-193-en.html
1- Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
2- Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Esfahan, Iran.
3- Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, University Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (8392 Views)

Objectives: Hemiplegia is a non-progressive damage in premature growing brain which causes movement disorders in one side of the body. The objective of present research is to study the method of modified constraints induced movement therapy (CIMT) which can be appropriate on unimanual and bimanual functions of children with Hemiplegia.

Methods: This single-blinded, randomized, control trial study performed on twenty-eight participants who were selected based on specific inclusion criteria and divided into two groups of CIMT and conventional therapy. Intervention at CIMT was done six hours every day, for 10 days, whereas another group received conventional occupational therapy.

Results: To analyze the data, independent-sample t-test and paired-sample t-test were used. Results showed that significant differences in variables of unimanual function, Jebson Taylor test and dexterity of involved hand in CIMT group, but, these variables did not show any difference in conventional group. Also bimanual functions in CIMT demonstrated significant difference in variables of bimanual function, bilateral coordination, and caregivers’ perception (how much) and (how well), whereas this variables did not show any difference in pre-test and post-test of conventional therapy.

Discussion: Child friendly CIMT has fairly good effects on unimanual function and some variables of bimanual function of children with hemiplegia.

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Received: 2010/07/19 | Accepted: 2010/08/28 | Published: 2010/10/1

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