|Update June 19, 2013:This study is nearing completion. However, enrollment is still open and additional participants are needed.|
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), is conducting a study to assess the safety and effectiveness of exercise in men with spinal-bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), also known as Kennedy disease.
The utility of exercise in this disease is uncertain.
Those enrolled in the study will be randomly assigned to either a strength or a stretching exercise program.
The study requires two visits to the NIH in Bethesda, Md., 12 weeks of monitoring at home, and a four-week phone and email follow-up period. There are no associated costs to participants.
Those in the trial will be informed of the results and given an opportunity to learn any exercises that are found to be beneficial.
Prospective participants must:
See also Effect of Functional Exercise in Patients With Spinal-Bulbar Muscular Atrophy; or enter NCT01369901 in the search box at ClinicalTrials.gov.