Pulmonary and upper limbs function in children with early stage Duchenne muscular dystrophy compared to their healthy peers.

Bulut N., Aydın G., Alemdaroğlu-Gürbüz İ., Karaduman A., Yılmaz Ö.

Brazilian journal of physical therapy, vol.25, no.3, pp.251-255, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.012
  • Journal Name: Brazilian journal of physical therapy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Fuente Academica Plus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, SportDiscus
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-255
  • Keywords: Functional performance, Pulmonary function test, Rehabilitation, Upper limb, SPIROMETRY, DIAGNOSIS, DESIGN
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Pulmonary and upper limbs function of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) are known to deteriorate throughout the disease process. However, there is a lack of information on the extent of impairments in the early stages of DMD when compared to healthy peers.