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Multiple Sclerosis Tailored Exercise Program

2014-08-27 03:17:17 | BioPortfolio

Summary

It is important that people with MS maintain a level of physical conditioning that will

- allow them to live life to the fullest

- reduce the impact of MS and its course on physical functioning.

Current evidence supports rehabilitation to reduce disability but there is insufficient evidence to guide regular comprehensive exercise programs for functional optimization and health promotion. The primary objective of the study is to provide preliminary evidence for feasibility and efficacy of a MS tailored exercise program (MSTEP) in comparison to no exercise in enhancing walking endurance among sedentary persons with MS.

Description

Objective: The purpose of this study is to provide preliminary evidence for feasibility and efficacy of a MS tailored exercise program (MSTEP) in enhancing walking endurance. Methods: The proposed pilot study is a single-blind, parallel-group, pilot randomized controlled trial. Subjects will be randomized to either the 8-week MS-Tailored Program (MSTEP) or delayed entry control group. Subjects: A total of 38 community-dwelling ambulatory persons (age between 19 and 65) diagnosed with probable or definite MS or CIS after 1994 was identified using a MS registry located at the participating MS clinic in Montreal, Canada for the previous exercise barrier study. The target population will be people who are currently sedentary. Measures: The primary outcome is walking endurance assessed by the modified 6 Minute Walk Test. The secondary outcomes are patient reported outcomes (PROs) of perceived fatigue and health and health related quality of life. Intervention: The MSTEP, designed in conjunction with input from patients with MS, is unique in that it targets all the common problems of MS (such as reduced aerobic capacity, strength, and balance) and the program is designed to avoid fatigue or heat exhaustion. It consists of five different types of exercises of which one is selected each day and done in short bursts (i.e. 5 to 10 minutes per session), in addition to the regular aerobic or endurance exercise. The program is designed to give participants freedom to choose their daily exercise. Originality and Significance of the Proposed Project: This project is designed to establish new strategies to prescribe regular and comprehensive exercise for patients with MS. It is our hope that these finding will help shape health policy and give health care professional new tools to prescribe exercise for the people they care for.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)

Conditions

Multiple Sclerosis

Intervention

Multiple Sclerosis Tailored Exercise Program

Location

McGill University Health Centre - Royal Victoria Hospital Site
Montreal
Quebec
Canada
H3A 1A1

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

McGill University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:17-0400

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