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What is the clinical effectiveness of hydrotherapy in maintaining physical function in people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy?
Project title: What is the clinical effectiveness of hydrotherapy in maintaining physical function in people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy?
Call to action: 12/144 12/144 Hydrotherapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Research type: Primary Research
Chief investigator: Dr Peter Baxter
Lead Author: Professor Daniel Hind
Contractor: Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Co-investigators: Dr Heather Epps, Dr Jennifer Freeman, Dr Michelle Eagle, Mr James Parkin, Ms Elaine Scott, Ms Marion Main, Ms Vicky Whitworth, Professor Daniel Hind, Professor Francesco Muntoni, Professor Tracey Young.
Started: May 2014 | Status: Published May 2017
This feasibility study showed whilst aquatic therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy is valued, its delivery in tertiary centres poses problems and further intervention development is needed before a full RCT.
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