Functional Abilities in Rett Syndrome
The purpose of this study is to evaluate and determinate the functional abilities in Rett syndrome conforming to the established Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Functional Abilities in Rett Syndrome|
|Study Start Date:||February 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Rett syndrome (RS) is a progressive neurological disturbance of genetic cause that affects females almost exclusively. It is caused by mutations, usually sporadic, of the MECP2 gene located in the X chromosome. In consequence to the serious cognitive and motor compromise, the RS patients have great difficulty in accomplishing day-to-day tasks. The objective of this work is to evaluate the functional abilities in RS to help therapists in theirs treatments programs.
|Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas|
|São Paulo, Brazil, 04505-001|
|Principal Investigator:||Carlos BM Monteiro, PhD||Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas|