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Regression of Hamstring Flexibility and Performance in Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

key information

study id #: NCT03589612

condition: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Performance, Flexibility

status: completed


Investigator investigated that regression of hamstring flexibility and performance in children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

mechanism of action: No pharmaceutical intervention

results: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/results/NCT03589612

last updated: August 14, 2019

study details

start date: March 8, 2018

estimated completion: January 24, 2019

phase of development: N/A

size / enrollment: 60

study description:
Flexibility of hamstrings was evaluated by Popliteal Angle test. Performance was evaluated 6 Minute Walk Test (6 MWT). Regression of hamstring flexibility and performance was examined regression tests.

primary outcomes:

  • Popliteal Angle Test [ Time Frame: 5 minute ]
    The Popliteal Angle Test was used to assess hamstring flexibility. Child asked to rise lower leg straight. Incomplete angle degree of full extension is popliteal angle.

secondary outcomes:

  • 6 Minute Walk Test [ Time Frame: 6 minute ]
    6 Minute Walk Test was used to assess performance with children Duchenne MUscular Dystropy.

inclusion criteria:
• To be a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy diagnosis,
• Being in the ambulatory period and climbing four steps independently,
• To be Level 1 and Level 2 according to Brooke Lower Functional Classification Test
• To be able to cooperate
• No any severe contracture in the lower limbs which may prevent assessments,

exclusion criteria:
• Children who fail to meet these criteria study.

study contacts

sponsor: Hacettepe University

investigators: Güllü Aydın Msc., Numan Bulut Msc, İpek Gürbüz Assoc.Prof., Ayşe Karaduman Prof.; Hacettepe University

locations: Turkey