Impact of fatigue on the efficacy of rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis

Elda Judica, Filippo Martinelli Boneschi, Daniela Ungaro, Mauro Comola, Roberto Gatti, Giancarlo Comi, Paolo Rossi

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Abstract

Fatigue is considered to be one of the most common and disabling symptoms among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of this study is to investigate if an intensive, short-term inpatient rehabilitation program is able to improve fatigue in MS, and if fatigue is able to negatively influence the clinical and functional outcome of rehabilitation in MS. One-hundred eighty six consecutively recruited MS patients underwent an intensive, short-term inpatient rehabilitation program. Sixty-four of them were selected for this study according to our inclusion criteria and compared to a control group of 22 MS patients who did not follow a rehabilitation program. We measured fatigue symptoms with the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) before and after rehabilitation, and classified patients into fatigued (FMS) in the case of an FSS score ≥36 and into non-fatigued MS (NFMS) in the case of an FSS

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-839
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurology
Volume258
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

Keywords

  • Fatigue
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Outcome
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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