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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 184-190

Effect of activities of daily living on quality of life among Japanese adults with duchenne muscular dystrophy: A cross-sectional study

1 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
2 Center for Translational Research, Institute of Medical Science Hospital, The University of Tokyo, Japan
3 Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of General Internal Medicine, Saitama Medical University, Saitama, Japan
4 Translational Medical Center, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Takako Saotome
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital, 2-6-1, Fuchu, Tokyo 183-0042,
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JISPRM-000134

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Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between activities of daily livings (ADLs) and psychological distress along with the quality of life (QOL) in Japanese adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Patients and Methods: This study surveyed 36 adults using the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36 v2) version 2.0, World Health Organization QOL-26, and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Results: No significant correlation was observed between the FIM scores and scores for all three scales (R <,0.2,for every item). Conclusions: ADLs did not correlate significantly with psychological distress or QOL without considering independent demographic characteristic factors

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