Comparative Effectiveness of a Kinect-based Unilateral Arm Training System vs Constraint-Induced Therapy for Children With Cerebral Palsy

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Updated on 24 March 2022
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The aims of the present study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Kinect-based upper limb motor rehabilitation system (ULMTS) program on motor performance and functional outcomes.


The specific aims of this study project will be:

To compare the effectiveness of intervention groups using Kinect-based ULMTS with constraint-induced therapy on motor improvement in children with hemiplegic CP. The investigators hypothesize that motor improvement in using Kinect-based ULMTS will be comparable to constraint-induced therapy.

Condition Cerebral Palsy
Treatment Constraint-induced therapy, kinect-based unilateral upper limb motor rehabilitation program, kinect-based constraint-induced therapy
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02808195
SponsorNational Taiwan University Hospital
Last Modified on24 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

3-16 years old
diagnosed with congenital hemiplegic or CP with one more affected side
considerable nonuse of the affected upper limb

Exclusion Criteria

no excessive muscle tone (Modified Ashworth Scale ≤ 2 at any joints of the upper limb) before beginning treatment (Bohannon & Smith, 1987)
no severe cognitive, visual, or auditory disorders according to medical documents, parental reports, and the examiner's clinical observation
no injections of botulinum toxin type A or operations on the upper limb within 6 months
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