OBJECTIVE. We investigated the effect of constraint-induced therapy (CIT) plus eye patching (EP), CIT alone, and conventional treatment on functional performance, eye movement, and trunk-arm kinematics in stroke patients with neglect syndrome. METHOD. Twenty-four participants were recruited and randomly allocated to three intervention groups. All participants received intervention 2 hr/day, 5 days/wk, for 3 wk. Outcome measures included the Catherine Bergego Scale, eye movement, and trunk-arm kinematic analysis. RESULTS. The CIT 1 EP and CIT groups demonstrated larger improvements in functional performance than the control group. The CIT group showed better performance with left fixation points than the CIT1EP group and shorter reaction time than the control group. The CIT 1 EP group improved more in preplanned control and leftward trunk shift than the other two groups. CONCLUSION. CIT 1 EP and CIT were more effective interventions than conventional treatment of patients with neglect syndrome in daily functional performance.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Occupational Therapy