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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 184  

Constraint-induced movement therapy is a potential treatment for improving upper limb function in stroke patients


Department of Neurology, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication25-Mar-2019

Correspondence Address:
Shalesh Rohatgi
Department of Neurology, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_208_18

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Rohatgi S. Constraint-induced movement therapy is a potential treatment for improving upper limb function in stroke patients. Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth 2019;12:184

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Rohatgi S. Constraint-induced movement therapy is a potential treatment for improving upper limb function in stroke patients. Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Jun 16];12:184. Available from: http://www.mjdrdypv.org/text.asp?2019/12/2/184/254765



Sir,

This is in reference to an original article – “Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy is a Potential Treatment for Improving Upper Limb Function in Stroke Patients” published in volume 11/issue 5 of your journal.

The grammar and syntax used in the article is beyond comprehension. In materials and methods, the scale used for evaluation is Action Research Arm Test (ARAT). However, the abbreviation “ARAT” has been used instead and the abbreviation has not been explained anywhere before. Similarly, the abbreviation “COPM” has been used without giving full details of Canadian Occupational Performance Measure. It is also not understood that COPM has been included in assessment of outcome or not.

Nowhere has it been mentioned in materials and methods' section that what is constraint-induced movement therapy. Whether the ARAT was used as primary scale or with subscale where time of performance is recorded was included or not. Term like x2 is not explained in the result. In [Table 1], the age range for inclusion criteria is 40–65 years, while in results, it is 40–70 years. The time of starting physiotherapy intervention from 2 months to 7 months after stroke is too late. Since it is a comparative study, it is not clear what the control (Group A) was given as physiotherapy (explained as “errand organizing program in the wake of picking goals for reclamation medicinally”) which is beyond comprehension.

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It has been observed that the authors whose native language is not English often submit manuscripts which are difficult to comprehend. Sometimes, they are so obscure that routine technical editing by our team fails to detect such flaws in language and grammar particularly when interspersed with technical medical terms. The authors with poor command of the English language are advised to avail of the author services available at the following link: https://wkauthorservices.editage.com/.






 

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