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Therapeutic Exercise in Patients With Hemophilia

2019-10-09 09:21:35 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Objectives: To assess the efficacy of performing a therapeutic exercise program, compared with usual care, on pain relief, range of movement and self-perceived quality of life in patients with hemophilia

Design: Quantitative, experimental, longitudinal and prospective study.

Subjects: Male patients between 30 and 45 years old, with hemophilia type A or B and with knee, ankle or elbow arthropathy caused by hemophilia. Participants may be undergoing a pharmacologic treatment with intravenous VIII and/or IX factor

Methods: Participants in the experimental group will an intervention based on therapeutic exercise. One therapist will instruct the patients during two sessions (each lasting approximately 1 hour). Participants will be asked to continue this program at least twice a week. Meanwhile, those in the control group will receive usual physical therapy care, based on a more passive approach, including self-assisted joint mobilization and muscle stretching. Those in the control group will be also instructed to perform the protocol at home, at least twice a week. The intervention protocol in both groups will last three months

Study Design

Conditions

Hemophilia

Intervention

Therapeutic exercise, Usual physical therapy care

Location

University of Sevilla
Sevilla
Spain
41009

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Seville

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-09T09:21:35-0400

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