Patients with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies are not more asymmetrical than healthy controls on timed performance of upper limb tasks

Patients with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies are not more asymmetrical than healthy controls on timed performance of upper limb tasks

Author Artilheiro, M. C. Google Scholar
Sa, C. S. C. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Favero, F. M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Caromano, F. A. Google Scholar
Voos, M. C. Google Scholar
Abstract This study aimed to investigate possible asymmetries and relationships between performance of dominant and non-dominant upper limbs (UL) in patients with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies (DMD/BMD), to compare UL performance of patients and healthy subjects and to investigate the relationship between timed performance of UL and age, motor function and muscle strength in DMD/BMD patients. Sixteen patients with DMD and 3 with BMD were evaluated with Jebsen-Taylor Test (timed performance), Vignos scale and Dimension 3 of Motor Function Measure (motor function), and Medical Research Council scale (muscle strength) on a single session. ANOVA showed no asymmetry between dominant and non-dominant UL, except in the writing subtest, in patients and in healthy controls. There were relationships between dominant and non-dominant UL performances. Correlations between timed performance, motor function and muscle strength were found, but age was not correlated with these variables. These findings may reduce the assessment time, prevent fatigue and provide more accurate clinical reasoning involving UL in DMD/BMD treatment.
Keywords Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Upper extremity
Evaluation
Physical therapy
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Brazilian Journal Of Medical And Biological Research. Sao Paulo, v. 50, n. 8, p. -, 2017.
ISSN 0100-879X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Bras Divulg Cientifica
Extent -
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1414-431X20176031
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000406313400001
SciELO ID S0100-879X2017000800604 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/55509

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