Evaluation of Hand Assessments in Children With Severe Hand Burns
This study is designed to see if some tests of hand movement, strength, and function are valid for children with burns.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Hand Assessments in Children With Severe Hand Burns|
- Blocks & Box (Standardized Test). [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Children are asked to move as many blocks as possible from one box to another in one minute. The number of blocks moved is the score.
- Range of Motion, Total Active Motion (TAM) [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Subjects' degrees of hand motion are measured by a trained therapist and recorded. Total Active Motion is a measure of finger range of motion that can be used to predict functional movement of the hand. The TAM is the sum of the degrees of active motion of each of the three joints of the fingers, and two joints of the thumb. For this study we also included wrist motion. Full TAM is 1,455 degrees of motion.
- Grip Strength [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]This is a measure of grip strength in pounds using a dynamometer. The subject squeezes the dynamometer as hard as possible for three trials separated by a short rest. The mean of the three trials is the score.
- Moberg Pickup Test [ Time Frame: Seconds to pick up all 12 objects ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The child picks up 12 small objects such as a coin, safety pin and paper clip one at a time and puts them in a container. The time in seconds to complete the task is the score.
|Study Start Date:||August 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: All study participants
Children with hand burns
Behavioral: Functional hand tests
Chilren were tested after healed hand burns for functional ability.
Children will be given a battery of tests to determine the validity of these measures for children with severe hand burns. The tests include:
- Pinch and grip strength;
- Speed of manipulation using the Nine Hole Peg Test, Box & Blocks Test, and the Moberg Pickup Test;
- Measurement of Range of Motion of the wrist and fingers.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Mary Jo Baryza, MS, PT, PCS||Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston|