Effectiveness of impatients multiple sclerosis rehabilitation

M. G. Grasso, S. Paolucci, S. Lubich, P. Coiro, D. Morelli, E. Troisi

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The aim of this study was to evaluate effectiveness of rehabilitation treatment in a group of MS patients consecutively admitted to a rehabilitation hospital. We studied 110 primary and secondary MS patients according to Poser criteria and Confavreux type, with a mean age of 49.33+11.03 and a mean disease duration of 16.14+9.08. At admission EDSS score was 7.0+1.45 SD; Barthel Index (Bl) was 50.59+29.11 SD and Rivermead Mobility Index (RMI) 3.69+4.07 SD No patient showed worsening during the hospital stay. The patients were stratified according to MS severity in three groups: autonomous patients (n=12; EDSS score 7). No differences were found between the three groups as regards as age and disease duration. The 3 groups showed significant differences (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54
Number of pages1
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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