Meta-analysis of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) versus control on disability (FIM). Effect of CIMT compared with usual care on disability, assessed using Functional Independence Measure (FIM) in adult stroke patients. The meta-analysis included 233 stroke patients. The black diamond does not cross the vertical line and showed an effect size of 2.88 (95% confidence interval 0.08 to 5.68), which is only significant (P = 0.04) using conventional meta-analytic methods. Heterogeneity expressed as I2 was 24%. Abbreviations: CIMT, Constraint induced movement therapy; FIM, Functional independence measure.