Predictive factors of cessation of ambulation in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

@article{Bakker2002PredictiveFO,
  title={Predictive factors of cessation of ambulation in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.},
  author={Jan P J Bakker and Imelda J M de Groot and A M E H Beelen and Gustaaf J. Lankhorst},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2002},
  volume={81 12},
  pages={906-12}
}
OBJECTIVES To identify baseline patient and treatment characteristics that can predict wheelchair dependency within 2 yr. DESIGN This prospective cohort study included 44 subjects who met study inclusion criteria. The same investigator examined them at 6-mo intervals. Ambulatory status, anthropometric data, muscle strength, range of motion of weight bearing joints, scoliosis, WeeFIM instrument, Functional Status II revised, and use of standing and walking aids. Cox proportional hazards… CONTINUE READING

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