Recovery of motor function following stroke with severe hemiparesis:
Th e Extremity Constraint-Induced Th erapy Evaluation (EXCITE) trial:
Th e Extremity Constraint-Induced Th erapy Evaluation (EXCITE) trial was a randomized multicenter trial comparing usual
rehabilitation therapy with constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT). Th e patients wore a restraining mitt on the nonparetic
hand for 3 to 9 months after an ischemic stroke. Th erapy was continued for 2 weeks and showed persistent, statistically signi?
cant bene? ts.
Th e Barthel scale: