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Mult Scler. 2008 Jan;14(1):140-2.

Worsening of symptoms is associated with lower physical activity levels in individuals with multiple sclerosis.

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Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA. robmotl@uiuc.edu

Abstract

The present study examined the relationship between the worsening of symptoms across a 3-5-year period of time and self-reported physical activity in a sample of 51 individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Of the 51 participants, 35 reported a worsening of symptoms over the 3-5-year period of time. The worsening of symptoms was associated with significantly and moderately lower levels of self-reported physical activity independent of depression and EDSS scores and MS-disease course (P=0.04). This study provides novel evidence that a worsening of symptoms is associated with lower levels of physical activity in individuals with MS.

PMID:
18089672
DOI:
10.1177/1352458507079126
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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