Neurobehavioral aspects of recovery: assessment of the learned nonuse phenomenon in hemiparetic adolescents.

@article{Sterr2002NeurobehavioralAO,
  title={Neurobehavioral aspects of recovery: assessment of the learned nonuse phenomenon in hemiparetic adolescents.},
  author={Annette Sterr and Susanna Freivogel and Dieter Schmalohr},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 12},
  pages={
          1726-31
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To test the learned nonuse assumption of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT), through behavioral assessment, that residual movement abilities are not used to their fullest extent in persons with chronic hemiparesis. DESIGN Repeated-measures cohort design. SETTING Rehabilitation clinic in southwest Germany. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-one persons with upper-limb hemiparesis after brain injury and 21 age-matched healthy controls. Participants were hospitalized when tested… CONTINUE READING
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