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Upper Limb Evaluation in Non Ambulatory Patients With Neuromuscular Disorder (ULENAP)

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: NCT00993161
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 12, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 11, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Institut de Myologie, France

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to evaluate different devices to quantify upper limb function (Motriplate) and strength (Myogrip, Myopinch) in non-ambulatory patients with neuromuscular disorder. Motriplate measures the ability of the patient to reproduce a repetitive movement of the wrist to push two 5cm*5cm targets during 30 seconds. One hundred patients aged 8-30 years and 60 controls will be evaluated during twelve months (M0, M6 and M12) with theses new tools, and results will be compared to other testing, such as wrist, grip and pinch strength, taping, MFM measurement, and self evaluation of hand ability.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neuromuscular Disorders Device: Motriplate Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 174 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Development and Evaluation of a Clinical Test in Order Quantify Muscular Function in Upper Limb of Non Ambulatory Patients With Neuromuscular Disorder
Actual Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: patients
Patients with neuromuscular disorder and controls
Device: Motriplate
Number of contact couples

Experimental: Controls
healthy controls
Device: Motriplate
Number of contact couples

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of contact couples with the targets [ Time Frame: Month 0, Day 60, Month 6, Month 12 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 30 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed neuromuscular disorder
  • Aged 8-30 years
  • Written consent
  • Non ambulant

Exclusion Criteria

  • Major cognitive impairment
  • Inability to stay seated one hour
  • Recent upper limb surgery or trauma
  • Treatment by steroids initiated less than 6 months before

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00993161

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Hôpital Raymond Poincare
Garches, France, 92000
Paris, France, 75012
Institut de Myologie
Paris, France, 75013
Paris, France, 75015
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut de Myologie, France

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Institut de Myologie, France Identifier: NCT00993161    
Other Study ID Numbers: ULENAP
First Posted: October 12, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 11, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Keywords provided by Institut de Myologie, France:
Neuromuscular disorders
Upper limb
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neuromuscular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Nervous System Diseases