Efficacy of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Early Stroke Rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Multisite Trial.

@article{Thrane2015EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Early Stroke Rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Multisite Trial.},
  author={Gyrd Thrane and Torunn Askim and Roland Stock and Bent Indredavik and Ragna Gjone and Anne Kjersti Erichsen and Audny Anke},
  journal={Neurorehabilitation and neural repair},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={517-25}
}
BACKGROUND There is limited evidence for the effects of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) in the early stages of stroke recovery. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a modified CIMT within 4 weeks poststroke. METHODS This single-blinded randomized multisite trial investigated the effects of CIMT in 47 individuals who had experienced a stroke in the preceding 26 days. Patients were allocated to a CIMT or a usual care (control) group. The CIMT program was 3 h/d over 10 consecutive… CONTINUE READING