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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anna Mayhew,
Robert Muni Lofra,
Professor Volker StraubORCiD
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© 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.Introduction: The aim of the study was to assess 12 month changes in upper limb function in patients affected by spinal muscular atrophy type 2 and 3. Methods: Longitudinal 12 month data was collected in 114 patients, 60 type 2 and 54 type 3, using the Revised Upper Limb Module. Results: The 12 month changes ranged between -7 and 9 (mean: -0.41; SD: 2.93). The mean changes were not significantly different between the three spinal muscular atrophy groups (-0.45 in type 2, -0.23 in non-ambulant type 3 and -0.34 in ambulant type 3, p = 0.96) and the relationship between 12 month change and age classes was not significantly different among the three types of SMA patients. Discussion: Our results confirm that the Module explores a wide range of functional abilities and can be used in ambulant and non-ambulant patients of different ages in conjunction with other functional scales. Muscle Nerve, 2019.
Author(s): Pera MC, Coratti G, Mazzone ES, Montes J, Scoto M, De Sanctis R, Main M, Mayhew A, Muni Lofra R, Dunaway Young S, Glanzman AM, Duong T, Pasternak A, Ramsey D, Darras B, Day JW, Finkel RS, De Vivo DC, Sormani MP, Bovis F, Straub V, Muntoni F, Pane M, Mercuri E
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Muscle and Nerve
Print publication date: 13/03/2019
Online publication date: 24/01/2019
Acceptance date: 19/01/2019
ISSN (print): 0148-639X
ISSN (electronic): 1097-4598
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
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