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A three-year study looking at whether muscle strengthening helps improve the long-term health of children with haemophilia. Boys with haemophilia will be allocated at random to two groups: a group that is asked to complete the 12-week exercise routine to strengthen their leg muscles, and another group that does not do exercises.

Boys will be monitored throughout the study by measuring their muscle strength, how far they can walk in six-minutes and time taken to ascend and descend 12 steps. A wrist band will be used to record how physically active the boys are as well as how satisfied they are with their health. The study will be managed by a group of health care professionals and researchers with experience and expertise in carrying out this type of research.

Development Of a haemophiLia PHysiotherapy INtervention for optimum musculoskeletal health in children
(DOLPHIN-II) - a randomised controlled trial

Start date:October 2020 End date:October 2023
Award: £343,536 Funder: NIHR for Patient Benefit via East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
More information on the NIHR website.


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Last Updated: 16/10/2020