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Journal of Applied Life Sciences International, 2394-1103,Vol.: 15, Issue.: 1

Original-research-article

The Effectiveness of an Aerobic Exercise Program on Patients with Multiple Sclerosis with Decreased Walking Ability Secondary to Fatigue

 

Omnia E. Abd-Elghani1, Sujood O. Mohammed1, Rufida S. T. KamalEldeen1* and Suliman Alfadil1

1Department of Physiotherapy, Ahfad University for Women of Health Sciences, Omdurman, Sudan.

Article Information
Editor(s):
(1) Malakeh Z. Malak, Community Health Nursing, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan.
Reviewers:
(1) David Castro Costa, Portugal.
(2) Aldo d’Alessandro, G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy.
(3) Jera Kruja, University of Medicine, Albania.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/21842

Abstracts

Aims: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of aerobic exercises program in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with main compliant of decreasing walking ability secondary to fatigue.

Study Design: Prospective non-randomized case study.

Place and Duration of the Study: This study conducted at Physical Therapy Department gem, Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan 2016, between August 2016 till February 2017.

Methodology: Three patients with MS, their age ranges from 30-50 years were included in this study. They were evaluated by Six Minutes’ Walk test and Fatigue assessment scale before and after 12 sessions of the treatment program. The aerobic exercise program was walking, its intensity and duration was individually adjusted according to each patient with warm up period of 10 minutes and 15 minutes cool down.

Results: The results showed a clinically meaningful improvement in walking speed of those patients without increasing in their fatigue. (Six Minutes’ Walk test p = 0.34), (Fatigue assessment scale P = 0.38).

Conclusion: Aerobic exercises (walking) have greater impact on patients with multiple sclerosis which they work as an alternative strategy for the management of disease complications.

Keywords :

Multiple sclerosis; fatigue; aerobic exercise.

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DOI : 10.9734/JALSI/2017/33272

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