Introduction: Stroke is a worldwide problem and one of the main reasons for disability. One of the consequences that affect the ability to perform daily activities is a reduced function of the upper extremity. Just 12 % of the people who survived stroke stay independent in performing daily activities, but after a longer time after stroke, 74 % of the people need help in performing daily activities, such as feeding, care for personal hygiene and mobility. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of the Constraint induced movement therapy on people after stroke. Methods: Literature review was conducted through databases Google Scholar, COBISS and DiKUL with the keywords like stroke, constraint induced movement therapy, rehabilitation, occupational therapy. Results: The results are shown with a diagram PRISMA and with the main findings from the studies that were chosen for the literature review in a table. Discussion and conclusion: The Constraint induced movement therapy is one of the rare therapies that have an improving effect on motor skills and an improved quality of life. The Constraint induced movement therapy has a positive effect on improving motor skills, increasing range of movement, improving shoulder function, fine and gross function of the affected upper extremity, time of movement and time required for accomplishing tasks, better stability of movement, reduced spasticity, smoother movement of the paretic upper limb and better muscle strength. The therapy is more effective when applied in an early stage after stroke. The Constraint induced movement therapy may be more effective compared to other therapies due to its properties (intensity, use of function-oriented activities, shaping, and limitation of healthy upper limb). If the therapy with which CIMT is compared has approximately the same amount of therapies, similar results can be obtained. The weaknesses of the therapy are that a person needs a clinical supervision most of the day (to 6 hours a day), it can cause depression, fatigue and pain.