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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria study 1

From: Physical training in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: the protocol of the No Use is Disuse study

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
A DNA-established diagnosis of DMD Other disabling diseases influencing mobility
Boys who are at the end of their ambulation phase, and:
-need ≥5 sec. to get up from the floor or
-are not able to get up from the floor or
-are not able to bicycle without assistance
-are dependent on a wheelchair to move over a long distance (>500 m)
Boys with a clinical symptomatic cardiomyopathy
Boys <6 years old
Boys who recently became wheelchair-dependent (approximately 1-2 years after they stopped walking), and:
-are able to touch the top of their head with both hands without assistance or
-are not able to bicycle without assistance
-are able to use a hand-operated wheelchair