Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Using Actigraphy for Understanding Activity and Sleep Patterns in Young Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) During a Clinical Drug Trial
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Article Information
Musculoskeletal Impairments / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Using Actigraphy for Understanding Activity and Sleep Patterns in Young Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) During a Clinical Drug Trial
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505238. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9120
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505238. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9120
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Our longitudinal study is exploring the feasibility and reliability of using actigraphy as a meaningful outcome measure in children ages four through seven involved in a clinical trial. Our data examine activity levels and sleep patterns in boys with DMD in their natural environment throughout the drug trial. We hypothesize that using activity monitoring as an outcome measure will provide a meaningful view of daytime and nighttime activity for these young boys to show treatment effect.

Primary Author and Speaker: Natalie Silverman

Contributing Authors: Michelle Beck, Danielle Hall, Amy Hartman, Roxanna Bendixen