Evaluation of Hand Assessments in Children With Severe Hand Burns
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00363675|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (This was a pilot study, but the larger study was not funded.)
First Posted : August 15, 2006
Results First Posted : March 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 28, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Burns||Behavioral: Functional hand tests|
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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||3 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Hand Assessments in Children With Severe Hand Burns|
|Study Start Date :||August 2006|
|Primary Completion Date :||August 2011|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2011|
Experimental: All study participants
Children with hand burns
Behavioral: Functional hand tests
Chilren were tested after healed hand burns for functional ability.
- Blocks & Box (Standardized Test). [ Time Frame: Baseline ]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 ]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 ]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 ]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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00363675
|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|