Hand Function in Patients With Poly- or Dermatomyositis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Karolinska Institutet
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00866125
First received: March 19, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The aim of this study is to investigate the hand function in patients with poly-and dermatomyositis and compare this to healthy individuals and norm values and secondly if hand function correlates to activity performance and health related quality of life.

The study is a cross-sectional study. To assess hand function the investigators will measure grip force with Grippit and arm/hand mobility using EPM-ROM scale. The activity performance will be measured with Myositis Activities Profile and health related quality of life will be assessed with SF-36.

The investigators' hypothesis is that hand function is reduced in comparison to the healthy population and that hand function affects both activity performance and health related quality of life.


Condition
Polymyositis
Dermatomyositis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Hand Function, Health Related Quality of Life and Activity Performance in Patients With Polymyositis or Dermatomyositis.

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Further study details as provided by Karolinska Institutet:

Enrollment: 31
Study Start Date: April 2002
Study Completion Date: August 2002
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

A total of 50 patients diagnosed with polymyositis or dermatomyositis were identified through the myositis registry at the rheumatology clinic at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with definite or probable polymyositis or dermatomyositis (according to criteria by Bohan and Peter) were included in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other diseases or injuries that could affect arm/hand mobility and grip force for example other rheumatological or neurological disease.
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska Institutet
Investigators
Study Director: Ingrid E Lundberg, MD, PhD Karolinska Institutet
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ingrid Lundberg, Rheumatology unit, Department of Medicine.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00866125     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02-078
Study First Received: March 19, 2009
Last Updated: March 19, 2009
Health Authority: Sweden: Regional Ethical Review Board

Keywords provided by Karolinska Institutet:
Polymyositis
Dermatomyositis
Grip force
Quality of life
Activity performance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dermatomyositis
Polymyositis
Myositis
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases

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