Invited commentary by Bernhardt on "Constraint induced movement therapy for stroke survivors in Jordan: A home based model"
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation | Published : 2010
Hashem Abu Tariah, Abdul - Majeed Almalty, Ziad Sbeih, Saleh Al-Oraibi International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 17(12): 638 - 646 (Dec 2010) Aims: This article describes a home-based study evaluating the effectiveness of modified constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) in improving upper limb function in stroke survivors, and compares it with the clinical-based Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) approach. Methods: In this pretest-post-test randomized study, 10 stroke survivors received home-based modified CIMT and eight stroke survivors received conventional NDT rehabilitation. The focus of the CIMT was on the hemiplegic hand, by which the less affected hand was restrained, wit..View full abstract