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Regression of Hamstring Flexibility and Performance in Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 18, 2018
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lütfiye AKKURT, PT, Hacettepe University

Brief Summary:
Investigator investigated that regression of hamstring flexibility and performance in children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Condition or disease
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Performance Flexibility

Detailed Description:
Flexibility of hamstrings was evaluated by Popliteal Angle test. Performance was evaluated 6 Minute Walk Test (6 MWT). Regression of hamstring flexibility and performance was examined regression tests. Correlation was examined between popliteal angle test and parameter of North Star Ambulation Assessment.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Regression of Hamstring Flexibility and Performance in Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Actual Study Start Date : March 8, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 24, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : January 24, 2019

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Popliteal Angle Test [ Time Frame: 5 minute ]
    The Popliteal Angle Test was used to assess hamstring flexibility. Child asked to rise lower leg straight. Incomplete angle degree of full extension is popliteal angle.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 6 Minute Walk Test [ Time Frame: 6 minute ]
    6 Minute Walk Test was used to assess performance with children Duchenne MUscular Dystropy.

  2. North Star Ambulation Assessment [ Time Frame: 20 minute ]
    The North Star Ambulatory Assessment (NSAA) is used to assess mobility for in ambulatory children with DMD for 5 years. NSAA is consist of 17 items from stand to run.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Sixty children will participated this study. Fourty-two children was assessed, and eighteen children will assess in a few months.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To be a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy diagnosis,
  • Being in the ambulatory period and climbing four steps independently,
  • to be Level 1 and Level 2 according to Brooke Lower Functional Classification Test
  • To be able to cooperate
  • No any severe contracture in the lower limbs which may prevent assessments,

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children who fail to meet these criteria study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03589612

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Hacettepe University
Ankara, Sıhhiye, Turkey
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hacettepe University
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Principal Investigator: Güllü Aydın, Msc. Hacettepe University
Principal Investigator: Numan Bulut, Msc Hacettepe University
Principal Investigator: İpek Gürbüz, Assoc.Prof. Hacettepe University
Principal Investigator: Ayşe Karaduman, Prof. Hacettepe University
Study Director: Oznur Yılmaz Hacettepe University

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Responsible Party: Lütfiye AKKURT, PT, Principal investigator, Hacettepe University Identifier: NCT03589612     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GO 16/740-2
First Posted: July 18, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 30, 2019
Last Verified: September 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Lütfiye AKKURT, PT, Hacettepe University:
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
hamstring flexibility
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Muscular Dystrophies
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne
Muscular Disorders, Atrophic
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Genetic Diseases, X-Linked