A task-oriented circuit training in multiple sclerosis: A feasibility study

Sofia Straudi, Carlotta Martinuzzi, Claudia Pavarelli, Amira Sabbagh Charabati, Maria G. Benedetti, Calogero Foti, Michela Bonato, Eleonora Zancato, Nino Basaglia

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Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety, feasibility and preliminary effects of a high-intensity rehabilitative task-oriented circuit training (TOCT) in a sample of multiple sclerosis (MS) subjects on walking competency, mobility, fatigue and health-related quality of life (HRQoL).Methods: 24 MS subjects (EDSS 4.89 ± 0.54, 17 female and 7 male, 52.58 ± 11.21 years, MS duration 15.21 ± 8.68 years) have been enrolled and randomly assigned to 2 treatment groups: (i) experimental group received 10 TOCT sessions over 2 weeks (2 hours/each session) followed by a 3 months home exercise program, whereas control group did not receive any specific rehabilitation intervention. A feasibility patient-reported questionnaire was administered after TOCT. Functional outcome measures were: walking endurance (Six Minute Walk Test), gait speed (10 Meter Walk Test), mobility (Timed Up and Go test) and balance (Dynamic Gait Index). Furthermore, self-reported questionnaire of motor fatigue (Fatigue Severity Scale), walking ability (Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale - 12) and health-related quality of life (Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale - 29) were included. Subjects' assessments were delivered at baseline (T0), after TOCT (T1) and 3 months of home-based exercise program (T2).Results: After TOCT subjects reported a positive global rating on the received treatment. At 3 months, we found a 58.33% of adherence to the home-exercise program. After TOCT, walking ability and health-related quality of life were improved (p <0.05) with minor retention after 3 months. The control group showed no significant changes in any variables.Conclusions: This two weeks high-intensity task-oriented circuit class training followed by a three months home-based exercise program seems feasible and safe in MS people with moderate mobility impairments; moreover it might improve walking abilities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124
JournalBMC Neurology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 7 2014

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Feasibility Studies
Multiple Sclerosis
Walking
Exercise
Fatigue
Quality of Life
Control Groups
Circuit-Based Exercise
Gait
Rehabilitation
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Safety
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Mobility
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rehabilitation
  • Task oriented

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medicine(all)

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Straudi, S., Martinuzzi, C., Pavarelli, C., Sabbagh Charabati, A., Benedetti, M. G., Foti, C., ... Basaglia, N. (2014). A task-oriented circuit training in multiple sclerosis: A feasibility study. BMC Neurology, 14(1), [124]. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2377-14-124

A task-oriented circuit training in multiple sclerosis : A feasibility study. / Straudi, Sofia; Martinuzzi, Carlotta; Pavarelli, Claudia; Sabbagh Charabati, Amira; Benedetti, Maria G.; Foti, Calogero; Bonato, Michela; Zancato, Eleonora; Basaglia, Nino.

In: BMC Neurology, Vol. 14, No. 1, 124, 07.06.2014.

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Straudi, S, Martinuzzi, C, Pavarelli, C, Sabbagh Charabati, A, Benedetti, MG, Foti, C, Bonato, M, Zancato, E & Basaglia, N 2014, 'A task-oriented circuit training in multiple sclerosis: A feasibility study', BMC Neurology, vol. 14, no. 1, 124. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2377-14-124
Straudi S, Martinuzzi C, Pavarelli C, Sabbagh Charabati A, Benedetti MG, Foti C et al. A task-oriented circuit training in multiple sclerosis: A feasibility study. BMC Neurology. 2014 Jun 7;14(1). 124. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2377-14-124
Straudi, Sofia ; Martinuzzi, Carlotta ; Pavarelli, Claudia ; Sabbagh Charabati, Amira ; Benedetti, Maria G. ; Foti, Calogero ; Bonato, Michela ; Zancato, Eleonora ; Basaglia, Nino. / A task-oriented circuit training in multiple sclerosis : A feasibility study. In: BMC Neurology. 2014 ; Vol. 14, No. 1.
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