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Remote Physical Activity Monitoring in Neurological Disease: A Systematic Review

  • Published on April 28, 2016

Objective: To perform a systematic review of studies using remote physical activity monitoring in neurological diseases, highlighting advances and determining gaps. Methods: Studies were systematically identified in PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL and SCOPUS from January 2004 to December 2014 that monitored physical activity for 24 hours in adults with neurological diseases. Studies that measured ...


The functional performance status during weekdays and weekends in persons with multiple sclerosis

  • Published on Sep 2016

Objective: Functional performance reflects what an individual does in his/her daily life, providing a crucial dimension of the environmental role on his/her function. The assessment of the functional performance status of persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) is a useful tool to optimize healthcare. This concept does not seem ...


Mobility disability and the pattern of accelerometer-derived sedentary and physical activity behaviors in people with multiple sclerosis

  • Published on Apr 1, 2016

Objective: Low physical activity and high sedentary behavior levels are major concerns in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and these differ depending on the level of mobility disability. However, the manner in which daily activity is accumulated is currently unknown in this population. Methods: A secondary analysis was performed on ...


Relationships among physical inactivity, deconditioning, and walking impairment in persons with multiple sclerosis

  • Published on Apr 2015

Background and Purpose: We have previously proposed a conceptual model of physical inactivity, physiological deconditioning, and walking impairment in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) that suggests engaging in physical activity and improving physiological conditioning may lead to improvements in walking performance. This cross-sectional study examined the nature of associations among ...


Further validation of the Six-Spot Step Test as a measure of ambulation in multiple sclerosis

  • Published on Oct 23, 2014

Background: There is preliminary evidence regarding the validity of the Six-Spot Step Test (SSST) as a promising measure of ambulatory function in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). To date, this assessment has not been subject to the same rigor and extent of psychometric evaluation as other widely-accepted measures of ambulatory (...


Physical activity is associated with cognitive processing speed in persons with multiple sclerosis.

  • Published on May 23, 2016

Abstract: The impairment of cognitive processing speed is common, disabling, and poorly managed in multiple sclerosis (MS). This study examined the association between objectively-measured physical activity and cognitive processing speed (CPS) in a large sample of persons with MS. Patients (N=212) underwent two valid neuropsychological tests of CPS, completed the ...


Is physical behavior affected in fatigued persons with multiple sclerosis?: Physical behavior in multiple sclerosis

  • Published on Sept. 16, 2014

Objective: To study physical behavior (PB) in detail in fatigued persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Design: case-control explorative study. Setting: Outpatient rehabilitation department. PB monitoring was conducted in participants' daily environment. Participants: Twenty-three fatigued persons with MS were selected from an RCT. Cases were matched to, 23 age- and gender-matched healthy, ...


Evidence for the different physiological significance of the 6- and 2-minute walk tests in multiple sclerosis

  • Published on March 1, 2012

Background: Researchers have recently advocated for the 2-minute walk (2MW) as an alternative for the 6-minute walk (6MW) to assess long distance ambulation in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). This recommendation has not been based on physiological considerations such as the rate of oxygen consumption (V·O2) over the 6MW ...


Physical activity is associated with cognitive processing speed in persons with multiple sclerosis

  • Published on January 2014

Abstract: The impairment of cognitive processing speed is common, disabling, and poorly managed in multiple sclerosis (MS). This study examined the association between objectively-measured physical activity and cognitive processing speed (CPS) in a large sample of persons with MS. Patients (N=212) underwent two valid neuropsychological tests of CPS, completed the ...


Accelerometry in persons with multiple sclerosis: Measurement of physical activity or walking mobility?

  • Published on March 15, 2010

Objective: Motion sensors such as accelerometers have been recognized as an ideal measure of physical activity in persons with MS. This study examined the hypothesis that accelerometer movement counts represent a measure of both physical activity and walking mobility in individuals with MS. Methods: The sample included 269 individuals with a ...