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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2011 by Institut de Myologie, France.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Laurent Servais, M.D., Institut de Myologie, France Identifier:
First received: October 9, 2009
Last updated: November 16, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
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 Intervention
Neuromuscular Disorders
Device: Motriplate

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Development and Evaluation of a Clinical Test in Order Quantify Muscular Function in Upper Limb of Non Ambulatory Patients With Neuromuscular Disorder

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Institut de Myologie, France:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: patients
Patients with neuromuscular disorder and controls
Device: Motriplate
Number of contact couples
Experimental: Controls
healthy controls
Device: Motriplate
Number of contact couples


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: NCT00993161

Hôpital Raymond Poincare Recruiting
Garches, France, 92000
Contact: Susana Quijano, Md   
Trousseau Recruiting
Paris, France, 75012
Contact: Michele Mayer   
Institut de Myologie Recruiting
Paris, France, 75013
Contact: Laurent Servais, Md, PhD    33622592243   
Necker Recruiting
Paris, France, 75015
Contact: Isabelle Desguerre, MD    33144495836   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut de Myologie, France
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Laurent Servais, M.D., Laurent Servais MD, PhD, Institut de Myologie, France Identifier: NCT00993161     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-A00600-57
Study First Received: October 9, 2009
Last Updated: November 16, 2011

Keywords provided by Institut de Myologie, France:
Neuromuscular disorders
Upper limb

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuromuscular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017