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Effectiveness of a Clinic-Based PCIMT Program on Upper Extremity Function and Movement Quality Public Deposited

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Blankenship, Regan. Effectiveness of a Clinic-based Pcimt Program On Upper Extremity Function and Movement Quality. . 0428. https://uindy.hykucommons.org/concern/etds/0a6a2af6-9409-4516-88f9-d30f29e9a5c4?locale=en

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Blankenship, Regan. (0428). Effectiveness of a Clinic-Based PCIMT Program on Upper Extremity Function and Movement Quality. https://uindy.hykucommons.org/concern/etds/0a6a2af6-9409-4516-88f9-d30f29e9a5c4?locale=en

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Blankenship, Regan. Effectiveness of a Clinic-Based Pcimt Program On Upper Extremity Function and Movement Quality. 0428. https://uindy.hykucommons.org/concern/etds/0a6a2af6-9409-4516-88f9-d30f29e9a5c4?locale=en

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  • Pediatric constraint induced movement therapy (PCIMT) is a largely growing treatment method being utilized around the world, however, there are limited programs that are utilizing this type of program to meet the needs of children with unilateral hemiparesis. A vast majority of children who receive this type of intervention are enrolled in randomized controlled trials, or families seeking-out facilities who provide this service. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a clinic-based PCIMT program on upper extremity function and movement quality utilizing standard assessments geared towards this specific population. Children who have unilateral hemiparesis are at a higher chance of developing unilateral neglect and being developmentally delayed in gross motor, fine motor, and visual motor milestones. Delays in these areas will impact a child’s ability to participate in self-help skills and participate with peers which is critical for a child’s development. A quantitative, retrospective study was used to gather data for comparison and analysis. This study examined a total of 31 children ages 2.5 through 8 years of age who were referred to the PCIMT program at a large pediatric hospital in the south. The children were measured using two standardized assessment tools (1) pediatric motor activity log and (2) Melbourne 2 assessment at the time of their initial evaluation and following the 3-week long intervention. Children were categorized by their Manual Abilities Classification Scale (MACS) or the Mini-Manual Abilities Classification Scale (Mini-MACS). Results from this study provide evidence to support clinic-based PCIMT programs to improve both function and movement quality for children with unilateral hemiparesis
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  • Doctor of Health Science
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  • University of Indianapolis

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