Innovative methods to assess upper limb strength and function in non-ambulant Duchenne patients
作者: L. ServaisN. DeconinckA. MorauxM. BenaliA. CanalF. Van ParysW. VereeckeS. WittevrongelM. MayerI. DesguerreK. MaincentC. Themar-NoelS. Quijano-RoyN. SerariT. VoitJ.-Y. Hogrel
作者单位: 1Institute of Myology, AP-HP, Groupe hospitalier La Pitié Salpétrière, Paris, France
2Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology and Metabolism, Neuromuscular Reference Center, UZ Gent, Belgium
3Généthon, Evry, France
4Department of Child Neurology, AP-HP Hôpital Trousseau, Paris, France
5Department of Child Neurology, AP-HP Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France
6Department of Pediatrics, Centre de Référence Maladies Neuromusculaires (GHNM), Hôpital Raymond Poincaré, AP-HP, Garches, Université Versailles UVSQ, France
7Institute of Myology, GH Pitié-Salpêtrière, UPMC UM 76, INSERM U 974, CNRS UMR 7215, Paris, France
刊名: Neuromuscular Disorders, 2013, Vol.23 (2), pp.139-148
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.nmd.2012.10.022
关键词: Outcome measuresDuchenne muscular dystrophyUpper limbFunctional testStrength
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Upper limb assessment in non-ambulant patients remains a challenge. We have designed new tools to precisely assess pinch (MyoPinch), grip (MyoGrip), wrist flexion and extension (MyoWrist) strength. We have also designed a new tool to assess the ability of patients to produce repetitive flexion/extension movements of wrist and fingers (MoviPlate). We have assessed the feasibility and reliability of these new tools in 30 non-ambulant patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and in 30 age-matched male controls. Existing measures, such as Motor Function Measure, Tapping, and the Brooke Upper Extremity Functional Rating Scale were also performed. Results demonstrated that assessments were feasible in nearly all upper limbs tested for MyoGrip, MyoPinch and MoviPlate. The...
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影响因子:3.464 (2012)

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