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Title: Studies comparing the efficacy of constraint-induced movement therapy and bimanual training in children with unilateral cerebral palsy : a systematic review
Authors: Dong, VAQ
Tung, IHH
Siu, HWY
Fong, KNK 
Keywords: Arm function
Bimanual training
Constraint-induced movement therapy
Unilateral cerebral palsy
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Source: Developmental neurorehabilitation, 2013, v. 16, no. 2, p. 133-143 How to cite?
Journal: Developmental Neurorehabilitation 
Abstract: Objective: To review studies comparing the efficacy of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) and bimanual training (BIT) in improving the hemiplegic arm functioning and overall functional performance for children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: Systematic searches of electronic databases, reference lists and journals identified seven studies that met predetermined inclusion criteria. These studies were analysed in terms of participants, treatment activities and regime, outcome measures and results of intervention. Results: Both CIMT and BIT produced similar improvements in the bimanual and unimanual capacities of the affected arm and overall functional performance. Conclusions: CIMT yields more improvements in the unimanual capacity of the impaired arm compared with BIT. A potential benefit of BIT is that participants may see more improvement in both bimanual performance and self-determined overall life goals. A combination of CIMT and BIT could be an option on improving arm function for children with unilateral CP in future.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/20811
ISSN: 1751-8423
DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2012.702136
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