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17 results for "Multiple Sclerosis"

Do Social Cognitive Theory constructs explain response heterogeneity with a physical activity behavioral intervention in multiple sclerosis?

  • Published on April 26, 2019

Background Behavioral interventions based on Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) are efficacious for increasing both objectively-measured and self-reported physical activity in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Purpose This study involved a secondary analysis of data focused on SCT constructs as correlates of individual-level changes (i.e., response heterogeneity) following a behavioral ...

Is Cognitive Training More Effective When Conducted After Physical Exercise?

  • Published on March 10, 2019

Acute increases in brain-derived neurotrophic factor in plasma following physical exercise relates to subsequent learning in older adults Gradual decline of certain cognitive abilities, including conceptual reasoning, memory, and processing speed, is a normal part of the aging process. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a protein that plays an essential ...

Changing physical activity behavior for people with multiple sclerosis: protocol of a randomized controlled feasibility trial (iStep-MS)

  • Published on Nov 15, 2017

Introduction: Although physical activity may reduce disease burden, fatigue and disability, and improve quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), many people with MS are physically inactive and spend significant time in sedentary behavior. Behavior change interventions may assist people with MS to increase physical activity and reduce ...

Remote Physical Activity Monitoring in Neurological Disease: A Systematic Review

  • Published on April 28, 2016

Objective: To perform a systematic review of studies using remote physical activity monitoring in neurological diseases, highlighting advances and determining gaps. Methods: Studies were systematically identified in PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL and SCOPUS from January 2004 to December 2014 that monitored physical activity for 24 hours in adults with neurological diseases. Studies that measured ...

Mobility disability and the pattern of accelerometer-derived sedentary and physical activity behaviors in people with multiple sclerosis

  • Published on Apr 1, 2016

Objective: Low physical activity and high sedentary behavior levels are major concerns in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and these differ depending on the level of mobility disability. However, the manner in which daily activity is accumulated is currently unknown in this population. Methods: A secondary analysis was performed on ...

Relationships among physical inactivity, deconditioning, and walking impairment in persons with multiple sclerosis

  • Published on Apr 2015

Background and Purpose: We have previously proposed a conceptual model of physical inactivity, physiological deconditioning, and walking impairment in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) that suggests engaging in physical activity and improving physiological conditioning may lead to improvements in walking performance. This cross-sectional study examined the nature of associations among ...