Manual ability and upper limb performance in nonambulatory stage of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Demir G., BULUT N., YILMAZ O., KARADUMAN A., Alemdaroglu-Gurbuz İ.

Archives de pediatrie : organe officiel de la Societe francaise de pediatrie, vol.27, no.6, pp.304-309, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arcped.2020.06.007
  • Journal Name: Archives de pediatrie : organe officiel de la Societe francaise de pediatrie
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.304-309
  • Keywords: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Manual ability, Muscle strength, Steroid, upper limb performance, INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION, PINCH STRENGTH, ABILHAND-KIDS, GRIP STRENGTH, CHILDREN, RELIABILITY, QUESTIONNAIRE, DISABILITY, HEALTH
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: The functional use of the upper extremities in daily living activities has become important in the later ages with the increasing life expectancy of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). This study aimed to assess manual ability and upper limb performance of nonambulatory children with DMD, and to determine their relationship with factors that might affect ability and performance.