Internet-Supported Physical Exercise Training for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis—A Randomised, Controlled Study
AbstractPhysical exercise is effective in improving functional outcomes in persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). We evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of internet-based exercise training (e-training) for pwMS on health-related quality of life (HrQoL). Secondary outcomes were muscle strength, aerobic capacity, lung function, physical activity, and fatigue. This is a randomised, controlled trial with a wait-list control group. Data were collected at baseline, after three and six months, and analysed using a hybrid linear model. One-hundred twenty-six pwMS participated in the home-based aerobic (1×/week) and strength training (2×/week) intervention that was supervised and documented via an internet-platform. The intervention group received e-training for six months, and the control group received e-training after a three months waiting period. Significant differences between the groups were only observed for muscle strength (knee flexion (effect size ES = 0.3, p = 0.003), knee extension (ES = 0.24, p = 0.015)), peak expiratory flow (ES = 0.2, p = 0.039), and sports activity (ES = 0.33, p = 0.001) after three months. E-training had no effect on HrQoL but did on muscle strength, lung function, and physical activity. It is a promising and feasible approach to facilitate large-scale, yet individual, training support. View Full-Text
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Tallner, A.; Streber, R.; Hentschke, C.; Morgott, M.; Geidl, W.; Mäurer, M.; Pfeifer, K. Internet-Supported Physical Exercise Training for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis—A Randomised, Controlled Study. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1667.
Tallner A, Streber R, Hentschke C, Morgott M, Geidl W, Mäurer M, Pfeifer K. Internet-Supported Physical Exercise Training for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis—A Randomised, Controlled Study. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(10):1667.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tallner, Alexander; Streber, René; Hentschke, Christian; Morgott, Marc; Geidl, Wolfgang; Mäurer, Mathias; Pfeifer, Klaus. 2016. "Internet-Supported Physical Exercise Training for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis—A Randomised, Controlled Study." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 10: 1667.
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