Short Tilte:The influence of neuropsychological characteristics on the use of CI therapy with persons with traumatic brain injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):06, 21, 2, 131-137
Article discusses the impact of neuropsychological problems (cognitive and behavioral deficits) on the use of constraint-induced movement therapy (CI therapy) in people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Authors discuss their experiences with the use of CI therapy to promote upper extremity recovery in 29 patients with TBI. They examined the relationship between the neuropsychological characteristics of these patients and treatment outcome. The results of this research suggest that some cognitive skills appear to be related to treatment outcome. In addition, cognitive and behavioral deficits challenge the delivery of the standard CI therapy protocol for some people with TBI. Further research is recommended to more thoroughly examine the implications of these neuropsychological factors for rehabilitation interventions and outcomes.