Treadmill training for individuals with multiple sclerosis:a pilot randomised trial

van den Berg, M, Dawes, H, Wade, D T, Newman, M, Burridge, J, Izadi, H and Sackley, C M (2006) Treadmill training for individuals with multiple sclerosis:a pilot randomised trial. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 77 (4). pp. 531-533. ISSN 0022-3050

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This pilot study investigated whether 4 weeks of aerobic treadmill training in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) improved mobility and reduced fatigue. Individuals with MS were recruited to this prospective, randomised controlled trial. Individuals were assessed at baseline, week 7 and 12 with a 10 metre timed walk, a 2 minute walk, the Rivermead Mobility Index, and the Fatigue Severity Scale. After a pre-assessment familiarisation session and a baseline assessment, individuals were randomly allocated to an initial intervention or delayed intervention group. Treadmill training consisted of 4 weeks of supervised aerobic exercise delivered weeks 3-6 in the immediate group and 8-11 in the delayed group. Of the initial 19 recruits, 16 individuals completed the study. There was a significant difference in walking endurance between the delayed and immediate groups at baseline (p

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: severity of illness index,fatigue,humans,physical fitness,aged,exercise,exercise test,multiple sclerosis,prospective studies,adult,follow-up studies,middle aged,time factors,female,male
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Rehabilitation Sciences (former - to 2014)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2013 05:30
Last Modified: 16 May 2023 16:31
DOI: 10.1136/jnnp.2005.064410

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