Hand Function in Patients With Poly- or Dermatomyositis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00866125|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 20, 2009
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.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||31 participants|
|Official Title:||Hand Function, Health Related Quality of Life and Activity Performance in Patients With Polymyositis or Dermatomyositis.|
|Study Start Date :||April 2002|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2002|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00866125
|Study Director:||Ingrid E Lundberg, MD, PhD||Karolinska Institutet|