Multiple Sclerosis

The descriptive epidemiology of daily sitting time as a sedentary behavior in multiple sclerosis

Elizabeth A. Hubbard, M.S., Robert W. Motl, Ph.D., Patricia J. Manns, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 594–601 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.06.003 Background Sedentary behavior is pervasive among the general population, but little is known about the epidemiology of this behavior in multiple sclerosis (MS). Objective We compared self-reported sitting time (ST), as a measure of […]

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Importance of an individual’s evaluation of functional status for health-related quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis

Miriam Gavelova, M.D. Iveta Nagyova, Ph.D., Jaroslav Rosenberger, M.D., Ph.D., Martina Krokavcova, Ph.D., Zuzana Gdovinova, M.D., Ph.D., Johan W. Groothoff, Ph.D., Jitse P. van Dijk, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 372–379 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.02.006 Background Quantifying the clinical impact of multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most important determinants for optimizing individual patient care. […]

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Predictors of institutionalization for people with multiple sclerosis

Lilian U. Thorpe, M.D., Ph.D., Katherine Knox, M.D., Rochelle Jalbert, B.Sc., June Hyun-Ja Lim, Ph.D., Darren Nickel, Ph.D., Walter J. Hader, M.D., F.R.C.P. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00185-X/abstract Background Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, progressive disease of the central nervous system with a high prevalence in Canada. While the disease course is highly variable, a significant portion […]

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Social participation and health-related quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis

Pavol Mikula, M.Sc., Iveta Nagyova, Ph.D., Martina Krokavcova, Ph.D., Marianna Vitkova, M.D., Jaroslav Rosenberger, M.D., Ph.D., Jarmila Szilasiova, M.D., Ph.D., Zuzana Gdovinova, M.D., Ph.D., Johan W. Groothoff, Ph.D., Jitse P. van Dijk, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p29–34 Published online: July 16 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.07.002 Abstract Background Social participation is an […]

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Self-report versus performance measure in gauging level of function with multiple sclerosis

Alexa K. Stuifbergen, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Marian Morris, M.P.H., R.N., Heather Becker, Ph.D., Lynn Chen, Ph.D., Hwa Young Lee, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p413–418 Published online: April 24, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.03.003 Background Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating, progressive disease with no known cure. Symptoms vary widely for persons with […]

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Social support, depression, and physical disability: Age and diagnostic group effects

Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D., Amanda E. Smith, B.S., Charles H. Bombardier, Ph.D., Kathryn M. Yorkston, Ph.D., Jordi Miró, Ph.D., Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p164–172 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.11.001  Background Social support is an important resource that may benefit individuals aging with physical disabilities, although […]

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Factors associated with poor sleep quality in patients with multiple sclerosis differ by disease duration

Marianna Vitkova, M.D., Zuzana Gdovinova, M.D., C.Sc., Jaroslav Rosenberger, M.D., Ph.D., Jarmila Szilasiova, M.D., Ph.D., Iveta Nagyová, M.gr., Ph.D., Pavol Mikula, M.gr., Martina Krokavcova, M.gr., Ph.D., Johan W. Groothoff, Ph.D.,Jitse P. van Dijk, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p466–471 Published online: June 7, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.004 Background Sleep disturbance is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) […]

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Transitional shifts in exercise behavior among women with multiple sclerosis

Susan S. Levy, Ph.D., Kin-Kit Li, Ph.D., Bradley J. Cardinal, Ph.D., Gianni F. Maddalozzo, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 216–223 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.04.001 Abstract Background While physical activity is recommended to reduce symptomology associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) little has been done to explore the potential usefulness of theoretical models of exercise […]

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Patterns of mobility aid use among working-age persons with multiple sclerosis living in the community in the United States

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.†, Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D., R. Philip Kinkel, M.D. †Although Dr Iezzoni has occasionally spoken and assisted in educational sessions sponsored by NMSS local chapters around the country, she has never accepted payment for any of these activities. This research was supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), Contract No. […]

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Pilot study exploring quality of life and barriers to leisure-time physical activity in persons with moderate to severe multiple sclerosis

Elizabeth A. Vanner, M.S., Pamela Block, Ph.D., Christopher C. Christodoulou, Ph.D., Beverly P. Horowitz, Ph.D., Lauren B. Krupp, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 58–65 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2007.11.001 Abstract Background We sought to assess how impairment (physiological/psychological) and disability (social/environmental) are associated with physical and leisure/recreation activity levels and quality of life […]

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