Enhancing Participation of Chronic Stroke Patients by Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (HOMECIMT) "HOMECIMT"

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- age ≥ 18 years
- Stroke onset > 6 months prior to study enrollment
- upper extremity hemiparesis with impairment of hand and/or arm
- minimal function of the hand (at least 10º active wrist extension, at least 10º active of thumb abduction/extension, and at least 10º of extension two additional fingers)
- non-professional coach (e.g. family member)
- prescription of physical or occupational therapy

Exclusion Criteria

- lack of knowledge of German
- serious impairment of verbal communication ability (e.g. severe aphasia)
- inability to consent (e.g. dementia)
- severe neuro-cognitive deficits (MMSE <23)
- terminal illness, life-threatening co-morbidity
- simultaneous participation in another treatment study targeting stroke recovery
- subjects may not have already received constraint induced movement therapy