Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Summer Camp for Children With Unilateral Cerebral Palsy Ages 3-7

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Summer Camp


Lead sponsor: Kelly Tanner

Source Nationwide Children's Hospital
Brief Summary

Constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) is an intervention for unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). It is currently part of standard of care for children with unilateral CP, but is typically done one-on-one and with the child wearing a cast 24 hours a day during the duration of treatment. The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of an intensive group-based CIMT summer camp in which participants wear a removable cast on upper extremity function, occupational performance, and patient-specific goals. The investigators hypothesize that upper extremity skills and occupational performance will increase, and that patients will reach their individualized goals.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date May 2014
Completion Date September 2014
Primary Completion Date September 2014
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Change in Canadian Occupational Performance Measure Score Week 5
Goal Attainment Scaling Week 5
Change in Manual Ability Classification System Level Week 5
Change in Pediatric Motor Activity Log Score Week 5
Change in Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test Score Week 5
Enrollment 10

Intervention type: Behavioral

Intervention name: CIMT Camp

Arm group label: CIMT Camp



Inclusion Criteria:

- Scores of level I, II or III on the Manual Ability Classification System

- Independent grasp

- Ability to ambulate independently or with an assistive device

- Sufficient cooperation and cognitive understanding to participate in a group.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Lack of hand function

- Fixed contractures

- Active seizures

- High tone

- Medical instability

- Non-English speaking parents.

Gender: All

Minimum age: 3 Years

Maximum age: 7 Years

Healthy volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Kelly J Tanner, MOT Principal Investigator Nationwide Children's Hospital
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Location Countries

United States

Verification Date

February 2015

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Sponsor-Investigator

Investigator affiliation: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Investigator full name: Kelly Tanner

Investigator title: Principal Investigator

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 1
Arm Group

Arm group label: CIMT Camp

Arm group type: Experimental

Description: Members of this study will participate in the group CIMT camp.

Study Design Info

Allocation: N/A

Intervention model: Single Group Assignment

Primary purpose: Treatment

Masking: None (Open Label)