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Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2009 Mar;26(153):205-7.

[Effectiveness of rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis].

[Article in Polish]

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Department of Rehabilitation, The III Provincial Hospital in Lodz, Poland.


Multiple sclerosis is progressing demielinization syndrome of central nervous system. Changes in CNS correlated with clinical symptoms of neurological deficiency with different progress (according to kind of clinical type). Often lead to disability. Etiology of MS wasn't competently known till now. It wasn't worked completely effective treatment of this syndrome. The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of rehabilitation in MS. It was done by using three scales: functional estimation--ADL scale, muscle strength--Lovett scale and estimation of disability by EDSS.


84 patients, average age 48 years with completely diagnosed multiple sclerosis (ICD-10 G35) rehabilitated in the Rehabilitation Department at the III Provincial Hospital in Lodz. Examination in over mentioned scales was done before start treatment and after finished rehabilitation. Finally examination of significantly of examined distinguishes done by statistical analysis and accurately by verification hypotheses about significantly results differences between particular periods of rehabilitation, next t-Student test was used for two statistical samples.


Statistical analysis showed very significant progress after using rehabilitation on the level of significance 0.00001 in all used scales.


Comprehensive rehabilitation significantly influenced on functional improve patient with multiple sclerosis and decrease disability score.

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