J Clin Neurosci 2019 Jun 22;64:71-76. Epub 2019 Apr 22.
Bruce Lefroy Centre for Genetic Health Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia; School of Psychological Science, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia; Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia.
Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) has a significant effect on hand function which in turn, may compromise independence and quality of life. This study sought to identify the extent of muscle weakness, spasticity and changes in joint range in the hands of individuals with FRDA. We used the Modified Tardieu Scale (MTS), testing of muscle strength and goniometry to examine hand function in 19 individuals with FRDA. Read More