Patients with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies are not more asymmetrical than healthy controls on timed performance of upper limb tasks

Artilheiro MC, Sá CSC, Fávero FM, Caromano FA, Voos MC. 
Braz J Med Biol Res. 2017. 50(8): e6031.
This study aimed to investigate possible asymmetries and relationships between performance of dominant and non-dominant upper limbs in patients with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies.
ANOVA showed no asymmetry between dominant and non-dominant upper limbs, except in the writing subtest, in patients and in healthy controls. Correlations between timed performance, motor function assessed by the subscore MFM-D3 and muscle strength were found, but age was not correlated with these variables.

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Keywords: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Upper extremity, Evaluation, Physical therapy

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