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Atashzadeh F, Shiri H, Moshtaqe esheqi Z, Saniei M. Effect of Exercise Training on Activity of Daily Living in Women with Multiple Sclerosis in Iranian Multiple Sclerosis Society. JRUMS. 2003; 2 (3 and 3-4) :164-171
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-3760-en.html

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Background: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (Multiple Sclerosis) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that can result in impaired motor system, in creased symptomatic fatigue and affected activity of daily living. Although exercise is administered to MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS patients, its effect on activity of daily living has not been established.This research has been conducted to evaluate the effect of exercise training on activity of daily living in women with MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS in Iranian MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Society.

Materials and Methods: In this study one-group before-after clinical trial, 28 patients were selected with nonprobability convenience sampling according to specific criteria. A questionnaire was them given to collect demographic and other data regarding MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, activity of daily living and fatigue. Exercise was done for 8 weeks that has 4 sections: warm up, running, sweden aerobic exercise and cool down. After that they completed questionnaire (parts of activity of daily living and fatigue) again.

Results: Subjects were women between 20-45 years. With average of 29.57 years. Most (57.1%) respondents were married. 64.4% were upper than diploma, most (75%) were homemaker and 46.4% had duration of illness between 5-8 years. 39.3% had relapsing once time in last year and nobody were hospitalized in last year. 50% respondents had visual disorder as the first ilness sign and most (64.3%) had fatigue as the important problem. 57.1% had expanded Disability status scale between 0-3. Findings showed that exercise training had a positive effect on basic activity of daily living (P<0.0001). After intervention, patients improved signigicantly on instrumental activity of daily living (Pv<0.0001). Fatigue was signigicantly reduced in pateints (P=0.008) and only age marital status had significant relationship with basic and instrumental activity of daily living.

Conclusion: It can be concluded that exercise training resulted in improved activity of daily living. These findings suggest that women with MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS reap benefits from participation in regular aerobic exercise training.

Key words : Exercise Training , Activity of Daily Living, Multiple Sclerosis,Women

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: روانپزشكي
Received: 2017/04/9 | Accepted: 2017/04/9 | Published: 2017/04/9

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