Multiple Sclerosis

Individuals with mild MS with poor sleep quality have impaired visuospatial memory and lower perceived functional abilities

Catherine F. Siengsukon, P.T., Ph.D., Mayis Aldughmi, P.T., Ph.D., Melike Kahya, P.T., Sharon Lynch, M.D., Jared Bruce, Ph.D., Morgan Glusman, M.A., Abigail Ness Norouzinia, M.A., Sandra Billinger, P.T., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 116-121 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.04.011 Background Sleep disturbances are common in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but […]

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People with multiple sclerosis report significantly worse symptoms and health related quality of life than the US general population as measured by PROMIS and NeuroQoL outcome measures

Dagmar Amtmann, Ph.D., Alyssa M. Bamer, M.P.H., Jiseon Kim, Ph.D., Hyewon Chung, Ph.D., Rana Salem, M.S. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 99-107 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.04.008 Background Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) report fatigue, pain, depression, cognitive difficulties, and other symptoms. It is often difficult to compare symptoms across studies and […]

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The link between smoking status and co-morbid conditions in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Pamela Newland, R.N., Ph.D., C.M.S.R.N., Louise Flick, Dr.P.H., M.S.N., M.P.E., Amber Salter, Ph.D., David Dixon, Ph.D., Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p587–591 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.005   Background In individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) comorbidities and quality of life (QOL) may be affected by tobacco use. Objective To evaluate the associations between smoking status, in particular quit attempts, […]

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Social cognitive correlates of physical activity among persons with multiple sclerosis: Influence of depressive symptoms

  Ipek Ensari, Ph.D., Dominique Kinnett-Hopkins, B.S., Robert W. Motl, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p580–586 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.006   Background Physical inactivity and elevated depressive symptoms are both highly prevalent and correlated among persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Variables from Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) might be differentially correlated with physical activity in persons with MS who […]

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Symptom variability, affect and physical activity in ambulatory persons with multiple sclerosis: Understanding patterns and time-bound relationships

  Susan L. Kasser, PhD, Amanda Goldstein, DPT, Phillip K. Wood, PhD, Jeremy Sibold, EdD Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 207–213 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.006   Background Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience a clinical course that is highly variable with daily fluctuations in symptoms significantly affecting functional ability and quality of life. Yet, understanding how MS […]

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Learning to live with multiple sclerosis cognitive impairment and how it influences readiness for group cognitive intervention

  Cara L. Brown, M.Sc., Melissa Colbeck, M.O.T., Danielle Fogarty, M.O.T., Sara Funk, M.O.T. Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba, R106 – 771 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2 Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 18, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.010 Background Up to 65% of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) […]

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Self-reported incidence and age of onset of chronic comorbid medical conditions in adults aging with long-term physical disability

Amanda E. Smith, B.S.; Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D.; Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D.; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 17, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.002 Background Adults with long-term disability are living longer and may experience accelerated aging. More information is needed to understand the […]

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Predicting medication adherence in multiple sclerosis using telephone-based home monitoring

Aaron P. Turner, Ph.D., Danielle S. Roubinov, Ph.D., David C. Atkins, Ph.D., Jodie K. Haselkorn, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p83–89 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.008 Background Poor medication adherence exerts a substantial negative impact on the health and well-being of individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Improving adherence rates requires a proactive approach of […]

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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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