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COMBIT: protocol of a randomised comparison trial of COMbined modified constraint induced movement therapy and bimanual intensive training with distributed model of standard upper limb rehabilitation in children with congenital hemiplegia

  • Roslyn N Boyd1, 2Email author,
  • Jenny Ziviani2, 3,
  • Leanne Sakzewski1, 2,
  • Laura Miller1, 2,
  • Joanne Bowden1,
  • Ross Cunnington4,
  • Robert Ware7, 8,
  • Andrea Guzzetta1, 9,
  • Richard AL Macdonell6, 10, 11,
  • Graeme D Jackson6, 10, 12,
  • David F Abbott6, 10 and
  • Stephen Rose5
BMC Neurology201313:68

Received: 18 April 2013

Accepted: 19 June 2013

Published: 28 June 2013

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18 Apr 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
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30 Apr 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Jun 2013 Editorially accepted
28 Jun 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2377-13-68

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Authors’ Affiliations

Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Queensland
Children’s Allied Health Research, Royal Children’s Hospital Herston
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland
School of Psychology & Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
CSIRO, ICT Australian e-Health Research Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Centre for Clinical Research, The University of Queensland
Brain Research Institute, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (Melbourne Brain Centre, Austin Hospital)
Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute, The University of Queensland
School of Population Health, The University of Queensland
Department of Developmental Neuroscience, Stella Maris Scientific Institute
Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne
Department of Neurology, Austin Health
Department of Radiology, The University of Melbourne