Functional Abilities in Rett Syndrome

This study has been completed.
University of Sao Paulo
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Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas Identifier:
First received: January 17, 2008
Last updated: March 6, 2008
Last verified: January 2008
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).

Rett Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Functional Abilities in Rett Syndrome

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Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: February 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2006
Primary Completion Date: September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
All Patients

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.

Genders 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: NCT00630422

Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
São Paulo, Brazil, 04505-001
Sponsors and Collaborators
Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
University of Sao Paulo
Principal Investigator: Carlos BM Monteiro, PhD Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: carlos bandeira de mello monteiro, Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas Identifier: NCT00630422     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: monteiro  monteiro1 
Study First Received: January 17, 2008
Last Updated: March 6, 2008
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Keywords provided by Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas:
Rett Syndrome
Mobility limitation
Interpersonal relations
This study avaliated patients with Rett Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rett Syndrome
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Genetic Diseases, X-Linked
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Intellectual Disability
Mental Retardation, X-Linked
Nervous System Diseases
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 25, 2016