What is it about?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common autoimmune disease of the central nervous system which affects millions worldwide. People with MS experience multiple debilitating outcomes, including but not limited to mobility impairments, cognitive dysfunctions, pain, fatigue, depression, and anxiety. These MS outcomes may influence health behaviors, including physical activity. This study examines how the disease outcomes contribute to the differences in physical activity levels in MS.

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Why is it important?

Our findings identified several factors are primarily associated with physical activity in persons with MS, including walking endurance and limitations, processing speed, depression, and fatigue. These results may be helpful in guiding the development of physical activity promoting programs in MS.

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This page is a summary of: Association of disease outcomes with physical activity in multiple sclerosis: A cross-sectional study., Rehabilitation Psychology, July 2022, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/rep0000454.
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