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Exercise and quality of life in women with multiple sclerosis.
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PMID:  22811564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this study was to evaluate perceptions of quality of life after a 4-month progressive resistance training program for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). A second purpose was to examine participants' views about factors that facilitated or impeded exercise behavior. Qualitative interviews were conducted with eight females (Mage = 49.86, SD = 6.94) with relapsing remitting MS. Audio-tape recorded interviews were transcribed verbatim and coded. Walking performance improved (M = 13.08%, SD = 7.11). All participants perceived improvements in muscular strength and endurance while six indicated improvements in walking endurance and performance in tasks of daily living. Social benefits of participation were discussed by seven participants including interactions in the exercise environment. We concluded that supervised resistance training may promote improvements in QOL for women with relapsing remitting MS.
Peter R Giacobbi; Frederick Dietrich; Rebecca Larson; Lesley J White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Adapted physical activity quarterly : APAQ     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1543-2777     ISO Abbreviation:  Adapt Phys Activ Q     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701671     Medline TA:  Adapt Phys Activ Q     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  224-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Health Promotion Sciences Division at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
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