Use of EMG to Assess Clinical Hypertonia
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00472914|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 14, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 23, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Cerebral Palsy Hypertonia Spasticity Dystonia Rigidity||Device: portable surface electromyography|
Qualitative surface EMG measurement during passive movement will increase the inter-rater reliability of clinicians for diagnosis of spasticity and dystonia in children with hypertonia.
- Develop a handheld surface EMG device with auditory output that can be used similarly to a stethoscope to listen non-invasively to the activity of muscles.
- Provide clinicians at 5 different institutions with a device to test for 2 months in their own clinics.
- Bring all 5 clinicians to Stanford University for a single-day exercise in which each clinician will examine 10 children with hypertonia. Each clinician will rate the children without using the device, and then again with the device. Intra-class correlations and kappa statistics will be used to assess whether the use of the device leads to improved inter-rater reliability.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Enrollment :||14 participants|
|Official Title:||Initial Assessment of the Use of Surface Electromyography as a Tool for Clinical Evaluation of Hypertonia in Children|
|Study Start Date :||January 2007|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2007|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00472914
|United States, California|
|Stanford, California, United States, 94305|
|Principal Investigator:||Terence D Sanger, Md, PhD||Stanford University|