Multiple Sclerosis

Body mass index and waist circumference in persons aging with muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, and spinal cord injury

Kevin N. Alschuler, Ph.D., Laura E. Gibbons, Ph.D., Dori E. Rosenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H., Dawn M. Ehde, Ph.D., Aimee M. Verrall, M.P.H., Alyssa M. Bamer, M.P.H., Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D. Published Online: May 04, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, July 2012 Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 177–184 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.03.007 Abstract Background Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference […]

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Determinants of on-the-job-barriers in employed persons with multiple sclerosis: The role of disability severity and cognitive indices

Carrieri L, Sgaramella TM, Bortolon F, Stenta G, Fornaro L, Cracco A, Perini F, Soresi S.  Dipartimento di Scienze Filosofiche, Università di Cassino, Cassino, Italy.  Work. 2013 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print] BACKGROUND: Literature has shown that work maintenance is central in order to guarantee participation to persons with disability. Knowledge about potential sources […]

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Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunctions Among Women with Multiple Sclerosis

Lew-Starowicz M, Rola R.  III Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland.  Sex Disabil. 2013 Jun;31(2):141-153. Sexual concerns are known to be common in women suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) but definite data on the prevalence of particular sexual dysfunctions (SD) remain unclear. Previous studies brought inconsistent findings and rely on small […]

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Self-reported health promotion and disability progression in multiple sclerosis

D’hooghe MB, Nagels G, De Keyser J, Haentjens P. J Neurol Sci. 2013 Feb 15;325(1-2):120-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2012.12.018. Epub 2013 Jan 4. SOURCE:  National MS Center, Vanheylenstraat 16, 1820 Melsbroek, Belgium; Department of Neurology UZ Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium. marie.dhooghe@mscenter.be BACKGROUND:  Health behavior may be associated with disability progression in […]

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Childhood trauma in multiple sclerosis: a case-control study

Spitzer C, Bouchain M, Winkler LY, Wingenfeld K, Gold SM, Grabe HJ, Barnow S, Otte C, Heesen C.  Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg  Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg-Eilbek, Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany. c.spitzer@uke.uni-hamburg.de.  Psychosom Med. 2012 Apr;74(3):312-8. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31824c2013. Epub 2012 Mar 9. OBJECTIVE:  To investigate the association between […]

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Rationale and design of a clinical trial investigating resistance training as an aid to smoking cessation in persons with multiple sclerosis

Ciccolo JT, Lo AC, Jennings EG, Motl RW.  Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital and Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA. joseph_ciccolo@brown.edu.  Contemp Clin Trials. 2012 Jul;33(4):848-52. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2012.04.010. Epub 2012 Apr 27. Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease among adults, and there is evidence that smokers […]

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Burden and quality of life in caregivers of persons with multiple sclerosis

Opara J, Jaracz K, Brola W. Neurol Neurochir Pol. 2012 Sep-Oct;46(5):472-9. SOURCE:  Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego im. J. Kukuczki w Katowicach, ul. Mikołowska 72b, 40-065 Katowice. jozefopara@wp.pl Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the second most common cause of disability among nervous system diseases. This disease causes reduced quality of life of patients and those caring for them. […]

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Direct and indirect cost burden associated with multiple sclerosis relapses: Excess costs of persons with MS and their spouse caregivers

Parisé H, Laliberté F, Lefebvre P, Duh MS, Kim E, Agashivala N, Abouzaid S, Weinstock-Guttman B. J Neurol Sci. 2013 May 3. pii: S0022-510X(13)00169-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2013.04.007. [Epub ahead of print] SOURCE:  Groupe d’analyse, Ltée, Montréal, QC, Canada. BACKGROUND:  MS relapses are unpredictable and can be concerning to patients and their caregivers. OBJECTIVE: To assess the […]

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The effects of exercise training on fitness, mobility, fatigue, and health related quality of life among adults with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review to inform guideline development

Latimer-Cheung AE, Pilutti LA, Hicks AL, Martin Ginis KA, Fenuta A, Mackibbon KA, Motl RW.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 May 10. pii: S0003-9993(13)00361-4. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.04.020. [Epub ahead of print] School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Electronic address: amy.latimer@queensu.ca. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of evidence surrounding the effects of […]

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Correlates of nutritional behavior in individuals with multiple sclerosis

Plow M, Finlayson M, Cho C.  Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. plowm@ccf.org.  Disabil Health J. 2012 Oct;5(4):284-91. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.05.007. Epub 2012 Aug 17. BACKGROUND: Adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) have many health problems that can interfere with healthy nutritional behaviors. Self-management […]

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