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Hosseini S M S, Sourtiji H, Rezaei M. Effect of Child Friendly Constraint Induced Movement Therapy on Unimanual and Bimanual Functions in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Archives of Rehabilitation. 2013; 14 (2) :125-131
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-985-en.html

1- M.Sc. of Occupational Therapy Hamedan University of Medical Sciences
2- M.Sc. of Occupational Therapy Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. , soortigi.ot@googlemail.com
3- M.Sc. of Speech Therapy Hamedan University of Medical Sciences
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Objective: Effectiveness of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) has been approved in adult persons, while it seems that we need many researches with higher levels of evidences in children. This research aimed to identify the efficacy of CIMT on unimanual and bimanual functions in children with Cerebral Palsy.

Materials & Methods: In this interventional study, twenty eight participants were selected that had the inclusion and exclusion criteria and then divided into two groups ofCIMT and control. The intervention was provided on 10 out of 12 consecutive days in CIMT group and another group was received occupational therapy services. Assessment tools which were utilized in the survey were Bruininks-Oseretsky Motor Proficiency Test, Caregiver Functional Use Survey (CFUS), Jebsen-Taylor Test in Hand Function. In order to compare two groups Independent t-test was used and to compare each group from pre-test to post-test paired t-test was utilized.

Results: Data showed significant differences between two groups in dexterity, bilateral coordination, bimanual coordination, bimanual function, unimanual function and Caregiver Functional Use Survey (how well & how frequently) (P<0.05). Also comparison between pre-test and post-test in each group showed improvement in most of variables in research.

Conclusion: protocol of child friendly Constraint Induced Movement Therapywas lead to improvement in either unimanual or bimanual hand functions in children with cerebral palsy.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Occupational Therapy
Received: 19/12/2011 | Accepted: 7/10/2013 | Published: 7/10/2013

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