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Constraint-Induced (CI) Movement Therapy for Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Identifier:
First received: June 9, 2008
Last updated: June 10, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
This trial will evaluate whether progressive multiple sclerosis associated with hemiparesis may benefit from Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Sclerosis Behavioral: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Trial for Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by National Multiple Sclerosis Society:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement on the Motor Activity Log [ Time Frame: One year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement on the Wolf Motor Function Test [ Time Frame: Pre to post-treatment ]

Enrollment: 7
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Treatment with Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
Behavioral: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
Intensive practice with the hemiparetic arm for 30 contact hours
Other Name: CI Therapy

Detailed Description:
Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy was developed to treat stroke hemiparesis. Due to the similarity between multiple sclerosis and stroke in terms of chronic motor deficit, this trial will attempt to determine whether multiple sclerosis may benefit similarly from Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy.

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic upper extremity motor deficit due to multiple sclerosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Relapse within 3 months of planned enrollment.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00695084

United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35249
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Principal Investigator: Victor W Mark, MD University of Alabama at Birmingham
  More Information

Responsible Party: Patricia O'Looney, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Identifier: NCT00695084     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CIMSTrial
Study First Received: June 9, 2008
Last Updated: June 10, 2008

Keywords provided by National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
multiple sclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on June 23, 2017