Comparing endurance- and resistance-exercise training in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomized pilot study

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Title Comparing endurance- and resistance-exercise training in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomized pilot study
Author Sabapathy, Nicole Marie; Minahan, Clare Leslie; Turner, Grant T.; Broadley, Simon
Journal Name Clinical Rehabilitation
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare adaptations in functional and quality of life measures following endurance- and resistance-exercise training in people with multiple sclerosis. Design: Cross-over design with an eight-week washout period. Setting: Community health centre. Subjects: Sixteen individuals with multiple sclerosis. Intervention: Subjects completed both an eight-week endurance- and an eight-week resistance-exercise training programme in a randomized order. The exercise training comprised individualized progressive programmes that were completed twice weekly in a supervised group setting. Main measures: Grip strength, functional reach, four step square, timed up and go and six-minute walk tests, Multiple Sclerosis Impact and Modified Fatigue Impact Scales, Becks Depression Inventory and the Health Status Questionnaire Short Form-36. Results: Sixteen of 21 (76%) subjects completed the study. Subjects attended 13.2 ± 1.6 endurance- and 15.8 ± 1.9 resistance-exercise training sessions. No adverse events were reported. No significant differences (P < 0.05) in any outcome measures were observed between the two exercise training programmes either at baseline or following the completion of both training programmes. Conclusion: Both endurance- and resistance-exercise training were well tolerated and appear to provide similar effects for people with multiple sclerosis, but larger studies are required to confirm these findings.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 25
Issue Number 1
Page from 14
Page to 24
ISSN 0269-2155
Date Accessioned 2011-06-28
Language en_US
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Heart Foundation Research Centre; Molecular Basis of Disease
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Medical and Health Sciences
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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