A new muscle endurance test for the arms
- Research Opportunity
- Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Number of Master Places Available
- Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
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Summary This project focuses on the measurement of muscle endurance in the arms. The primary aim of this project is to test a new measure of arm muscle endurance in a group of typically developing children.
Children with neuromuscular disorders have muscle weakness affecting their ability to stand up, walk, climb stairs and perform everyday activities including dressing and self-care tasks such as washing hair and brushing teeth. Some are unable to walk and use a wheelchair for mobility. Muscle strength and endurance impacts everyday function and needs to be measured accurately to guide clinical care, plan treatments and assist with equipment prescription. The only robust measure of muscle endurance tested in this population in the 6 minute walk test that cannot be used when a child is non-ambulant. Reliable measures of arm muscle endurance are lacking. This project focuses on the measurement of muscle endurance in the arms. The primary aim of this project is to test a new measure of arm muscle endurance in a group of typically developing children. These normative data will contribute to understanding arm endurance and establishing reliability and validity of this new outcome measure.
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Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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Research NodeRoyal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
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