Document Detail


The effects of a twelve-week home walking program on cardiovascular parameters and fatigue perception of individuals with multiple sclerosis: a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20467528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Purpose: To investigate the effects of a 12-week home walking program on cardiovascular parameters, fatigue perception, and walking distance in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Methods: Twelve ambulatory persons with MS, not currently participating in exercise were randomly assigned to control (C) or experimental groups (EX). Pretest data collection included resting HR, BP, fatigue perception (Fatigue Severity Scale), and 6-minute walk test. EX received a home walking program (30 min, 3 x week, x 12 weeks), using a modification of Karvonen's formula to calculate HR range. A HR monitor was used to adjust walking speed. The C group refrained from any regular exercise. Posttest data were collected at week 12 and analyzed using the Mann-Whitney U Test. Results: No statistically significant differences were noted between groups in any measured parameters; however, walking distance and Physiologic Cost Index did improve in the exercise group. Conclusion: No adverse events or increase in fatigue levels related to the exercise intervention were reported in this study. This home walking program may not be of sufficient intensity to elicit significant cardiovascular changes. Abnormal cardiac responses have been documented in this population, which may have affected the results. Clinicians may need to use alternate measures to assess fitness in this population.
Authors:
E Lynne Geddes; Ellen Costello; K Raivel; R Wilson
Related Documents :
9172248 - Reciprocating gait orthosis powered with electrical muscle stimulation (rgo ii). part i...
6715268 - Effects of exercise during the growing-finishing period on performance, age at puberty ...
19673668 - Role of walking-exercise therapy after stroke.
9158558 - Self-paced resistance training and walking exercise in community-dwelling older adults:...
1503058 - Massive overfeeding and energy balance in men: the guru walla model.
15860388 - Effects of short-term moderate exercise training on sexual function in male patients wi...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiopulmonary physical therapy journal     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1541-7891     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiopulm Phys Ther J     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-14     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155626     Medline TA:  Cardiopulm Phys Ther J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-12     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Physical Therapy, The George Washington, University, Washington, DC.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Comments/Corrections

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Exercise training in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a case report.
Next Document:  Use of high fidelity human simulation to teach physical therapist decision-making skills for the int...