Self-regulated Constraint-induced Movement Therapy in Subacute Stroke Patients

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- sustained an ischemic type stroke with lesion in the primary or motor cortical areas resulting in hemiplegia,
- had stroke onset of less than 3 months,
- were aged above 60, and
- had 10 degree active extension in metacarpophalangeal joint and interphalangeal joint, 20 degree active extension of wrist joint

Exclusion Criteria

- had excessive spasticity in the affected limb, as defined by a score of 2 or more on the Modified Ashworth Scale,
- had excessive pain in the affected limb, as defined by a score 4 or more using a Visual Analog Scale,
- had a score below 19 on the Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE), and
- had diagnosed of depression according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV (DSM-IV) criteria