Effectiveness of 5-week Digital Respiratory Practice in a Group of Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Becker Muscular Dystrophy. (DMDrespy2024)


University of Malaga


Not yet enrolling


Muscular Dystrophy
Becker Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy


Other: Digital respiratory intervention program

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


The purpose of this study is to analyze the effectiveness of a 5-weeks respiratory digital intervention program in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Becker muscular dystrophy.

Full description

It will be done 4 times a week for a period of 5 weeks, for a duration of 55-60 minutes (20 sessions), with an intensity adapted to the characteristics of each participant. An intervention program will be used based on respiratory muscle training exercises, upper limb strength work, yoga, diaphragmatic awareness exercises, always trying to do them through the use of games, and even try to include exercises that use motor imagery. It is advisable during intervention program to have a playful environment stimulated for the children, and that the intervention program is carried out and stimulated through videos and therapeutic teaching to the caregivers in the first evaluation session, as well as with a weekly follow-up using WhatsApp as forms of communication, or a telephone call to ensure correct follow-up of the intervention program. It is essential that to carry out the intervention, videos obtained from YouTube, own videos prepared to explain the exercises in a playful way applied to children, and even other applications such as Spotify to work with music, will be used, being offered in case of Zoom calls may be necessary to help optimally resolve doubts that arise when carrying out the program by video call. At the end of the respiratory digital physiotherapy program, variables will be evaluated by the principal examiner.


12 estimated patients




5 to 20 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Participants with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and patients with Becker muscular dystrophy will be chosen.
  • Aged between 5 and 20 years.
  • Child who could walk and follow the intervention program, and were diagnosed according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10 Revision. code (G71-01); and who had an NSSA score greater than 20.

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients who present associated heart disease.
  • Patients who presentor fractures, a heart rate greater than 120 beats per minute, or an oxygen saturation less than 89% will be excluded.
  • Participants who do not have the capacity to have internet at home to perform the intervention, as well as all patients whose caregivers did not agree to sign the informed consent.

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

12 participants in 1 patient group

Patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Becker muscular dystrophy
Experimental group
A group of 12 patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Becker muscular dystrophy that will be following a digital respiratory physiotherapy program.
Other: Digital respiratory intervention program

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Rocío Martín-Valero, PhD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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