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HTA - 12/144/04

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 BaxterORCID logo

Lead Author: Professor Daniel HindORCID logo

Contractor: Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Cost: £277,428.14

Co-investigators: Dr Heather EppsORCID logo, Dr Jennifer FreemanORCID logo, Dr Michelle EagleORCID logo, Mr James ParkinORCID logo, Ms Elaine ScottORCID logo, Ms Marion MainORCID logo, Ms Vicky WhitworthORCID logo, Professor Daniel HindORCID logo, Professor Francesco MuntoniORCID logo, Professor Tracey YoungORCID logo.

Started: May 2014 | Status: Published May 2017

ISRCTN: 41002956

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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