CIMT: A Case Study

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Appropriate selection of CIMT as an intervention is essential, depending on the patient’s severity of stroke, functional limitations, and cognitive level. Our PICO question of “in middle-aged stroke patients, will CIMT compared to no treatment improve functional outcomes?” has been analyzed through multiple studies. CIMT has shown positive effects in improving function and quality of use of affected upper extremity in stroke patients. CIMT can produce cortical reorganization that increases the area of cortex involved in the innervations of movement of the more-affected limb (Taub, 1998). It is recommended that future studies be conducted to evaluate the long-term effects of CIMT years after treatment. Depending on a patient’s individual health
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