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Application of Low-Intensity Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy to Improve the Affecter Upper Limb Functionality in Infantile Hemiplegia with Moderate Manual Ability. Case Series

Version 1 : Received: 15 July 2020 / Approved: 17 July 2020 / Online: 17 July 2020 (08:04:27 CEST)

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Palomo-Carrión, R.; Romero-Galisteo, R.-P.; Pinero-Pinto, E.; López-Muñoz, P.; Romay-Barrero, H.; José, F. .-M. Application of Low-Intensity Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy to Improve the Affected Upper Limb Functionality in Infantile Hemiplegia with Moderate Manual Ability: Case Series. Children 2020, 7, 127. Palomo-Carrión, R.; Romero-Galisteo, R.-P.; Pinero-Pinto, E.; López-Muñoz, P.; Romay-Barrero, H.; José, F. .-M. Application of Low-Intensity Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy to Improve the Affected Upper Limb Functionality in Infantile Hemiplegia with Moderate Manual Ability: Case Series. Children 2020, 7, 127.

Journal reference: Children 2020, 7, 127
DOI: 10.3390/children7090127

Abstract

Objective: To assess the functionality of the affected upper limb in children diagnosed with hemiplegia aged between 4 and 8 years after applying low-intensity modified constraint-induced movement therapy(mCIMT). Methods: Prospective case series study. A mCIMT protocol was applied for five weeks, with two hours of containment per day. The study variables were: quality of movement of the upper limb, spontaneous use, participation of the affected upper limb in activities of daily living, dynamic joint position, grasp-release action, grasp strength, supination and extension elbow movements. Four measurements were performed, using the QUEST scale, the SHUEE Evaluation, a hand dynamometer and a goniometer. Results: The sample was composed of 8 children with moderate manual ability. Statistically significant differences were detected in all the studied variables (p<0.05). The greatest increase occurred in spontaneous use from assessment 1-4 (p = 0.01), reaching 88.87% active participation in bimanual tasks. The quality of movement of the upper limb obtained a significant value due to the increase in dissociated movements and grasp (p = 0.01). Conclusion: A low dose (50 hours) of mCIMT increased the functionality of children diagnosed with congenital hemiplegia between 4 and 8 years of age with moderate manual ability.

Subject Areas

family; infantile hemiplegia; modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy; Physical Therapy modalities; upper extremity.

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