A Study of Constraint-Induced Therapy(CIT) on Stroke Patients

뇌졸중 환자의 건측 상지 제한 치료에 대한 고찰

  • Lee, Dae-Hee (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Dong-A University Hospital) ;
  • Ko, Ki-Young (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Dong-A University Hospital) ;
  • Seo, Duk-Joon (Dept. of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Dong-A University)
  • 이대희 (동아대학교병원 물리치료실) ;
  • 고기영 (동아대학교병원 물리치료실) ;
  • 서덕준 (동아대학교 의과대학 생리학 교실)
  • Published : 2005.09.30


Constraint-induce therapy(CIT) has been documented to improve motor function in the upper extremity of people with hemiparesis. The exercise program uses the training technique 'shaping'. Shaping involves repetitive exercise that are progressed in small steps, where only positive feedback is given to the patients. It involves 14 days of using a restraint on the unaffected arm after stroke for 90% of waking hours. In conjunction with this, ten days of intensive exercise with the affected arm are undertaken for around six hour daily. CIT produces great improvement of motor function with a period of 2 weeks, that the treatment effect remains stable for many months after the end of therapy, and that it transfers into the everyday lives of patients. The purpose of this study is to introduce about the principles of CIT charactieristic, techniques, therapeutic effects-throughout reference books.