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Hand Function in Patients With Poly- or Dermatomyositis

This study has been completed.
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Karolinska Institutet Identifier:
First received: March 19, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2009
History: No changes posted

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.

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

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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.

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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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00866125

Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska Institutet
Study Director: Ingrid E Lundberg, MD, PhD Karolinska Institutet
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ingrid Lundberg, Rheumatology unit, Department of Medicine. Identifier: NCT00866125     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02-078
Study First Received: March 19, 2009
Last Updated: March 19, 2009

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
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