The purpose of this study is to determine whether modified CI therapy treatment is suitable and effective in the early rehabilitation after stroke, and to compare early CI intervention with a later CI intervention group.
Trial Stopped: The study was extended for 2.5 years. A further extension could not be funded. When the study was halted in June 2012, 47 subjects were included.
- Modified CI therapy Procedure
Other Names: Constraint induced movement therapy; Modified constraint induced movement therapy; CIMT; mCIMT; Forced use therapy Intervention Desc: 10 treatment days 3 hours a day: Shaping exercises 2 hours. Task practice 0,5 hours. Behavioral therapy (Transfer package) 0,5 hour. Encouragement to wear a restraining mitt on the least affected arm for all safe activities. ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Early intervention Description: Modified CI therapy starting between 7 and 28 days post stroke. ARM 2: Kind: Experimental Label: Delayed intervention Description: Modified CI Therapy starting 6 months post stroke
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
- Purpose: Treatment
- Endpoint: Efficacy Study
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Wolf Motor function test||6 months post inclusion||No|
|Secondary||Arm use accelerometry||6 months||No|
|Secondary||Fugl Meyer Motor Assessment||6 months||No|
|Secondary||Nine hole peg test||6 months||No|