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Title: Exercise in patients with multiple sclerosis
Authors: Motl, Robert W.
Sandroff, Brian M.
Kwakkel, Gert
Dalgas, Ulrik
Feinstein, Anthony
Heesen, Christoph
Feys, Peter
Thompson, Alan J.
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: LANCET NEUROLOGY, 16(10), p. 848-856
Abstract: Exercise can be a beneficial rehabilitation strategy for people with multiple sclerosis to manage symptoms, restore function, optimise quality of life, promote wellness, and boost participation in activities of daily living. However, this population typically engages in low levels of health-promoting physical activity compared with adults from the general population, a fact which has not changed in the past 25 years despite growing evidence of the benefits of exercise. To overcome this challenge, the main limitations to promoting exercise through the patient-clinician interaction must be addressed. These limitations are the inadequate quality and scope of existing evidence, incomplete understanding of the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of exercise in people with multiple sclerosis, and the absence of a conceptual framework and toolkit for translating the evidence into practice. Future research to address those limitations will be essential to inform decisions about the inclusion of exercise in the clinical care of people with multiple sclerosis.
Notes: [Motl, Robert W.; Sandroff, Brian M.] Univ Alabama Birmingham, Dept Phys Therapy, Birmingham, AL 35294 USA. [Kwakkel, Gert] Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Med Ctr, Dept Rehabil Med, Amsterdam Movement Sci, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [Kwakkel, Gert] Amsterdam Neurosci, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [Kwakkel, Gert] Northwestern Univ, Dept Phys Therapy & Human Movement Sci, Chicago, IL 60611 USA. [Dalgas, Ulrik] Aarhus Univ, Sect Sport Sci, Dept Publ Hlth, Aarhus, Denmark. [Feinstein, Anthony] Sunnybrook Hlth Sci Ctr, Dept Psychiat, Toronto, ON, Canada. [Feinstein, Anthony] Univ Toronto, Dept Psychiat, Toronto, ON, Canada. [Heesen, Christoph] Univ Med Ctr, Inst Neuroimmunol, Hamburg, Germany. [Heesen, Christoph] Univ Med Ctr, Dept Neurol, Hamburg, Germany. [Feys, Peter] Hasselt Univ, Fac Med & Life Sci, Biomed Res Inst, Rehabil Res Ctr, Hasselt, Belgium. [Thompson, Alan J.] UCL, Inst Neurol, Fac Brain Sci, London, England.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24989
DOI: 10.1016/S1474-4422(17)30281-8
ISI #: 000410379900021
ISSN: 1474-4422
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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