The efficacy of a “Transfer Package” strategy to enhance changing behavior of upper extremities in Constraint-induced movement therapy Takashi Takebayashi 1 , Keisuke Hanada 1 , Satoru Amano 1 , Mitsuru Tabusadani 1 , Tetsuo Koyama 2 , Kazuhisa Domen*3 3 1Department of Rehabilitation, Hospital of Hyogo College of Medicine 2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Nishinomiya Kyouritsu Neurosurgical Hospital 3Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine Keyword: 行動変容 , 上肢機能 , 手指機能 , 日常生活指導 , Behavior change , Upper extremity function , Hand function , A method of instruction in activities of daily living pp.164-176
Published Date 2012/4/15
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 Introduction: The Transfer Package in Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) improves daily living performance of affected upper extremities. This study evaluated the long-term efficacy of the Transfer Package after CIMT. Method: A single blinded, pseudo-randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted at two rehabilitation facilities. We randomized the patients into two groups: CIMT with the Transfer Package (Transfer Package (+) group) and CIMT without the Transfer Package (Transfer Package (-) group). Upper extremity function was subsequently assessed for six months after the CIMT. Results: The Transfer Package (+) group showed significant improvements in the all outcome measures, as compared to the Transfer Package (-) group. Conclusion: This study indicated that using the Transfer Package in the CIMT is an effective way to facilitate long-term function in affected upper extremities.

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