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Functional Abilities in Rett Syndrome

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00630422
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 7, 2008
University of Sao Paulo
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Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate and determinate the functional abilities in Rett syndrome conforming to the established Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI).

Condition or disease
Rett Syndrome

Detailed Description:
Rett syndrome (RS) is a progressive neurological disturbance of genetic cause that affects females almost exclusively. It is caused by mutations, usually sporadic, of the MECP2 gene located in the X chromosome. In consequence to the serious cognitive and motor compromise, the RS patients have great difficulty in accomplishing day-to-day tasks. The objective of this work is to evaluate the functional abilities in RS to help therapists in theirs treatments programs.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 64 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Functional Abilities in Rett Syndrome
Study Start Date : February 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Rett Syndrome

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
This study investigated only patients with Rett syndrome that matched the criteria for the classic form of the disease

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Rett syndrome that matched the criteria for the classic form of the disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any other disease;
  • Rett syndrome associated with other disease
  • Rett syndrome that not that matched the criteria for the classic form of the disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00630422

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Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
São Paulo, Brazil, 04505-001
Sponsors and Collaborators
Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
University of Sao Paulo
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Principal Investigator: Carlos BM Monteiro, PhD Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: carlos bandeira de mello monteiro, Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas Identifier: NCT00630422     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: monteiro
First Posted: March 7, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 7, 2008
Last Verified: January 2008
Keywords provided by Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas:
Rett Syndrome
Mobility limitation
Interpersonal relations
This study avaliated patients with Rett Syndrome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Rett Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Mental Retardation, X-Linked
Intellectual Disability
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, X-Linked
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System