A Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Program in Rehabilitation of Arm Paresis in Children With Cerebral Palsy (mCIT)

U

University of Verona

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 1

Conditions

Cerebral Palsy
Hemiparesis

Treatments

Behavioral: Modified Constraint-induced movement therapy

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00473447
800

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine if a modified protocol of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIT) is effective in rehabilitation treatment of arm paresis in children with cerebral palsy. In these children one main problem the non-use of the affected arm. Many studies showed that the non-use phenomenon can by reversed by the CIT, a rehabilitation program consisting of 15 days of restraining the unaffected arm plus a daily intensive (6 hours/day) physiotherapy training of the paretic arm. The present study aims at evaluating if a shortened CIT protocol (restraining device plus only 2 weekly hours of physiotherapy) is effective in improving use and function of children paretic arm

Enrollment

10 patients

Sex

All

Ages

1 to 10 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • presence of mild-moderate arm paresis (after cerebral palsy) enabling to
  • reach and grasp a pellet
  • age between 1-10 years
  • active participation during proposed activities
  • parents consent for participation -

Exclusion criteria

  • presence of severe behaviour disturbances
  • presence of severe mental retardation (QI<60)

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