Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Exploring the Benefits of Dynamic Arm Supports to Enable Upper-Extremity Function in Men With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): A Randomized Clinical Trial
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Musculoskeletal Impairments / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Exploring the Benefits of Dynamic Arm Supports to Enable Upper-Extremity Function in Men With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): A Randomized Clinical Trial
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505160. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4731
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505160. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4731
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

This study is a longitudinal, randomized clinical trial exploring the benefits of two wheelchair-mounted dynamic arm supports (KINOVA O540 and JAECO WREX) in nonambulatory individuals with DMD experiencing upper-extremity weakness. Data collected will provide information about upper-extremity movement patterns and performance, as well as participant-reported outcomes regarding function, goal attainment, independence, quality of life, and user satisfaction.

Primary Author and Speaker: Danielle Hall

Contributing Authors: Natalie Silverman, Michelle Beck, Margaret Feltman, Amy Hartman, Roxanna Bendixen