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Scleroderma study

Take part in our study

You are invited to take part in a study aiming to quantify movement limitations in the rheumatic condition called scleroderma. You would be part of the healthy cohort to establish a baseline to compare the patients to.

If you are aged between 55 and 71 years of age, you can take part as long as you:

  • Are not ambidextrous
  • Are generally healthy

…and meet one of the following age ranges:

  • 55-59 yrs
  • 69-72 yrs
  • 63-67 yrs
  • 67-71yrs

…and have:

  • No injury of the hand, wrist or forearm in the past 12 months
  • No chronic condition or disability affecting motor control or the connective tissues

...and would like to offer your time to participate in this research.

You would be required to attend the Movement Function Research Lab at Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street Campus, once for 60min for a 3D movement analysis of your hand mobility.

Benefits of participating in this study involve:

  • Being involved with 3D motion capture in a scientific study
  • Helping patients to define their movement limitations, which then can be trained and thus improve their mobility

More details of the study can be found in the participant information sheet.

If you would like to learn more about this study, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elena Eusterwiemann.