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Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) in Babies Home Program

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2010 by Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Shaare Zedek Medical Center Identifier:
First received: July 27, 2010
Last updated: June 20, 2011
Last verified: June 2010
The research objectives are to test the efficacy of a Modified CIMT treatment in babies diagnosed with hemiplegia, treated in a home program, as compared to a control group of babies receiving a parallel home program but with no CIMT.

Condition Intervention
Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy Device: Constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) Behavioral: play

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Shaare Zedek Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assistive Hand Assessment [ Time Frame: after two months of treatment ]
    Evaluation of the use of the hemiplegic hand as an assiting hand in bilateral activities

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: May 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Experimental CIMT
Two month home program that includes restricting the non hemiplegic hand an hour a day during play
Device: Constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT)
soft mitten worn on the non hemiplegic hand
Other Name: Modifide constraint induced movoment therapy
Active Comparator: Active Play
Two month home program that includes active use of hemiplegic hand during play one hour a day
Behavioral: play
play which encourages the use of the hemiplegic hand


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Months to 18 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Babies age 7-18 months diagnosed with Hemiplegic cerebral palsy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Epilepsy not treated
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01214902

Contact: Rena Shara chamudot, Ms.c

ShaareZMC Recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel
Principal Investigator: Varda Gross-Tzur, Prof.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof. Gross- Tsur Varda, SHAARE ZEDEK MEDICAL CENTER Identifier: NCT01214902     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: chamudotctil
Study First Received: July 27, 2010
Last Updated: June 20, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebral Palsy
Brain Damage, Chronic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 19, 2017