A balancing act: Children's experience of modified constraint-induced movement therapy

Gilmore, Rose, Ziviani, Jenny, Sakzewski, Leanne, Shields, Nora and Boyd, Roslyn (2010) A balancing act: Children's experience of modified constraint-induced movement therapy. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 13 2: 88-94. doi:10.3109/17518420903386161

Author Gilmore, Rose
Ziviani, Jenny
Sakzewski, Leanne
Shields, Nora
Boyd, Roslyn
Title A balancing act: Children's experience of modified constraint-induced movement therapy
Journal name Developmental Neurorehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1751-8423
Publication date 2010-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/17518420903386161
Volume 13
Issue 2
Start page 88
End page 94
Total pages 7
Editor Jeff Sigafoos
Sally Howells
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: This qualitative study explored the experiences of children participating in modified constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) within a circus-themed day camp.
Methods: Individual semi-structured interviews were performed with 32 children (15 girls, 17 boys; mean age 10.1 years) to gain insights into their experience of CIMT. Interviews were audio recorded, transcribed verbatim and independently read by two authors to identify common themes.
Results: Three themes emerged from the data: children's experience of wearing the glove employed in the modified CIMT, their reactions to the camp format and the gains they made during the camp.
Conclusion: The results highlighted the need to achieve a balance between the frustration of participating in modified CIMT and what was seen as motivators to sustain involvement. Findings are interpreted in the context of self-determination theory and remind clinicians to ensure interventions consider autonomy, competence and relatedness.
© 2010 Informa UK Ltd.
Keyword Constraint-induced movement therapy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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