Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: 1-Year Locomotor Changes in Relation to a Control Group

Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: 1-Year Locomotor Changes in Relation to a Control Group

Author Martini, Joyce Google Scholar
Caromano, Fatima Aparecida Google Scholar
Carvalho, Eduardo Vital Google Scholar
Goya, Priscila Albuquerque Google Scholar
Hayasaka, Rosana Massae Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nakazune, Silvia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Favero, Francis Meire Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Voos, Mariana Callil Google Scholar
Abstract We compared the timed performance and compensatory movements of 32 boys (mean age = 10.0 years) with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and 38 healthy boys (mean age = 9.2 years) on 10-meter walking and four-step stair work (climbing and descending). Dependent measures were digital scores on the Functional Evaluation Scale for DMD obtained by watching the boys on film. Groups were compared initially and after 6 and 12 months, using General Linear Models analysis (for two groups and three assessments). Results showed no significant timed performance differences between groups on 10-m walking at the initial assessment

but boys with DMD showed longer times after 6 and 12 months, and boys with DMD engaged in more compensatory movements while walking. For stair climbing, boys with DMD were significantly slower than healthy controls when both climbing and descending steps in all assessments.
Keywords motor activity
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Thousand Oaks
Language English
Date 2018
Published in Perceptual And Motor Skills. Thousand Oaks, v. 125, n. 1, p. 40-56, 2018.
ISSN 0031-5125 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Sage Publications Inc
Extent 40-56
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000419718600003

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