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dc.contributor.authorSchik, Caroline Mary
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:57:39Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:57:39Z
dc.date.issued2010-08
dc.identifier.otherschik_caroline_m_201008_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/schik_caroline_m_201008_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26779
dc.description.abstractClinic-based exercise is shown to enhance physical function and reduce premature disability in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), however it isn’t always feasible. The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of home-based exercise and whether it would improve physical performance measures in MS. Seven ambulatory individuals with MS exercised 3 days/wk for 8 wks (15 upper & lower body exercises; 3x10-15). Overall physical function (pre: 45.02±14.31; post: 51.31±16.05; p=0.008), balance & coordination (pre: 44.04±13.64; post: 50.20±16.45; p=0.008) and endurance (pre: 45.19±14.89; post: 51.32±16.94; p=0.008) as part of the CS-PFP10, improved. Two of seven strength measures improved (Seated Row pre: 116.25±38.30; post: 123.57±46.61; p=0.014; Leg Curl pre: 95.63±36.78; post: 103.57±39.87; p=0.008) whereas mobility was unchanged. In conclusion, this pilot study indicates that home-based programs may be feasible, however small improvements were seen when compared to clinic-based programs, suggesting home-based programs may be appropriate when clinic-based exercise aren’t available.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectMultiple Sclerosis
dc.subjectHome-based exercise training
dc.subjectContinuous Scale Physical Functional Performance Test
dc.titleHome-based progressive exercise training in multiple sclerosis
dc.title.alternativea pilot study
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentKinesiology
dc.description.majorKinesiology
dc.description.advisorLesley White
dc.description.committeeLesley White
dc.description.committeeKevin K McCully
dc.description.committeeM. Elaine Cress


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