Multiple Sclerosis

Bladder and sexual function among women with multiple sclerosis.

OBJECTIVE: Genitourinary dysfunction is common in women with multiple sclerosis (MS), yet few studies have evaluated the association between bladder and sexual dysfunction in these women. The aim of this study was to determine factors, including demographic and bladder function, associated with sexual dysfunction in a sample of women with MS. METHODS: One hundred and […]

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What makes it so hard? Barriers to health promotion experienced by people with multiple sclerosis and polio.

Perceptions of barriers to health promotion were examined in three groups of individuals with disabilities: (1) those with multiple sclerosis, (2) those with postpolio syndrome, and (3) polio survivors without postpolio syndrome. While there were small statistically significant differences among the three groups, all rated fatigue and impairment as their most frequent problems. For all […]

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What makes it so hard? Barriers to health promotion experienced by people with multiple sclerosis and polio.

Perceptions of barriers to health promotion were examined in three groups of individuals with disabilities: (1) those with multiple sclerosis, (2) those with postpolio syndrome, and (3) polio survivors without postpolio syndrome. While there were small statistically significant differences among the three groups, all rated fatigue and impairment as their most frequent problems. For all […]

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Alcohol and drug abuse among persons with multiple sclerosis.

Objective: To examine the one-month prevalence and impact of substance abuse in a large community sample of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Methods: Members of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of King County were surveyed by mail. This multifaceted health survey included questions pertaining to substance abuse. Seven hundred and thirty-nine out of 1374 potential participants […]

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Exercise Research: Women’s Health

Changes in function and disability after resistance training: does velocity matter?: a pilot study. Sayers SP, Bean J, Cuoco A, LeBrasseur NK, Jette A, Fielding RA. Human Physilogy Laboratory, Department of Health Science, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Aug;82(8):605-13. Objective: To compare the effects of high- and low-velocity […]

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Health-related quality of life and depression in an Italian sample of multiple sclerosis patients.

Only few publications have been reported on Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). EDSS is the most common outcome measure for either impairment or disability of MS, but it is not able to catch other aspects of MS impact on HRQoL.The authors performed a cross-sectional study on the group of […]

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The experience of sexuality for individuals living with multiple sclerosis.

Little is known of the experience of sexuality among people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). This Roy Adaptation Model-based study focused on identifying the experiences of sexuality reported by individuals living with MS. A qualitative, naturalistic case study method was employed. Five women and three men diagnosed with MS were interviewed by telephone three times […]

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Gender analyses of nursing home residents with multiple sclerosis.

Objective: To present gender comparisons of residents with multiple sclerosis (MS) at admission to nursing facilities, including demographic characteristics, health measures, and treatments. Methods: We analyzed 13,998 admission assessments in the Minimum Data Set for residents with MS recorded between June 23, 1998 and December 31, 2000. p. Results: Although both male and female residents […]

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Disability, social support, and concern for children: depression in mothers with multiple sclerosis.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between disability, concern for children, social support, and depressive symptoms in a group of mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN: An exploratory secondary analysis using correlation and multiple regression techniques. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred one women with MS responded to a survey as part of a cohort participating in […]

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Recommendations for physical activity in patients with multiple sclerosis.

For many years, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, have been advised to avoid exercise. MS is believed to be autoimmune in origin, mediated by activated T cells which penetrate the blood-brain barrier and attack myelin. The pathophysiology, with respect to function is an impairment of salutatory […]

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