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Different types of upper extremity exercise training in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Effects on functional performance, strength, endurance, and ambulation.
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PMID:  25196721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Introduction: We investigated and compared the effects of 2 different types of upper extremity exercise training on upper extremity function, strength, endurance, and ambulation in patients with early-stage Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Methods: The study group (n=12) exercised with an arm ergometer under the supervision of a physiotherapist, while the control group (n=12) underwent a strengthening range of motion (ROM) exercise program under the supervision of their families at home for 8 weeks. Upper extremity functional performance, strength, endurance, and ambulatory status were assessed before and after the training. Results: Ambulation scores, endurance, and arm functions, as well as proximal muscle strength, were improved after the training in the study group (P<0.05). Discussion: Our results demonstrated that upper extremity training with an arm ergometer is more effective in preserving and improving the functional level of early stage DMD patients compared to ROM exercises alone. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Ipek Alemdaroğlu; Ayşe Karaduman; Oznur Tunca Yilmaz; Haluk Topaloğlu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Muscle & nerve     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-4598     ISO Abbreviation:  Muscle Nerve     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
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Created Date:  2014-9-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7803146     Medline TA:  Muscle Nerve     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., a Wiley company.
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