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Editorial.

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Francois Bethoux

Int J MS Care 2019 Jan-Feb;21(1):xii

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390823PMC

Effectiveness of Fatigue Management Interventions in Reducing Severity and Impact of Fatigue in People with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review.

Int J MS Care 2019 Jan-Feb;21(1):35-46

Background: Rehabilitation interventions are recommended to manage multiple sclerosis (MS)-related fatigue. However, existing research has largely been generalized to those with relapsing-remitting MS, making it difficult to determine the effectiveness of these interventions in people with progressive MS. Therefore, this study aimed to systematically review the evidence related to the effectiveness of fatigue management interventions in reducing the severity and impact of fatigue in people with progressive MS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2018-019DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390824PMC
March 2019
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Multiple Sclerosis, Anxiety, and Depression in the United Arab Emirates: Does Social Stigma Prevent Treatment?

Int J MS Care 2019 Jan-Feb;21(1):29-34

Background: Depression rates in the multiple sclerosis (MS) population in the Arab world have rarely been reported despite people with MS generally having higher rates of depression. We examined depression rates in 416 people with MS versus the general population of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and their treatment.

Methods: A retrospective medical record review of 416 people with MS (age range, 16-80 years) followed up at four large government hospitals in Abu Dhabi was conducted to determine the percentage of people with MS diagnosed as having depression or anxiety. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390819PMC

Aerobic Fitness and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living in People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Cross-sectional Study.

Int J MS Care 2019 Jan-Feb;21(1):23-28

Background: There is ample evidence that aerobic fitness is reduced in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and this may yield a reduction in independence in instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). This study examined the association between aerobic fitness and self-reported IADLs in persons with MS.

Methods: Sixty-two adults with MS completed an incremental exercise test as a measure of aerobic fitness (peak oxygen consumption), a demographic questionnaire, and an IADL scale and underwent a neurologic examination for characterization of disability level (ie, Expanded Disability Status Scale) in a single session. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390822PMC
March 2019
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Int J MS Care 2019 Jan-Feb;21(1):21

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Use of a Short Version of the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale in Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2019 Jan-Feb;21(1):15-21

Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurologic disease that results in balance and mobility impairments that are associated with elevated fall risk. One common patient-reported outcome measure of balance is the 16-item Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) scale. The ABC scale is valid and reliable in assessing balance confidence in people with MS. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390821PMC
March 2019
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Impact of Sleep Disorders on Depression and Patient-Perceived Health-Related Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2019 Jan-Feb;21(1):10-14

Background: Sleep disorders in multiple sclerosis (MS) are associated with reduced health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and depression. However, research investigating and comparing how the two most common sleep disorders-insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)-affect depression and HRQOL in MS is limited. The goal of this study is to examine the impact of diagnosed sleep disorders on patient-reported 1) HRQOL and 2) depressive symptoms in patients with MS. Read More

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http://ijmsc.org/doi/10.7224/1537-2073.2017-068
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390818PMC
March 2019
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Impact of Nutritional Intake on Function in People with Mild-to-Moderate Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2019 Jan-Feb;21(1):1-9

Background: We sought to assess the associations between nutrition and ambulation, daily activity, quality of life (QOL), and fatigue in individuals with mild-to-moderate disability with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Methods: This cross-sectional pilot study included 20 ambulatory adult volunteers with MS (14 women and 6 men; mean ± SD age, 57.9 ± 10. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390820PMC
March 2019
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Impact of Shared Decision Making on Disease-Modifying Drug Adherence in Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Nov-Dec;20(6):287-297

Background: Shared decision making (SDM) and adherence to treatment are an integral part of multiple sclerosis (MS) care. A collaborative process, SDM actively involves the patient, the health care provider, and an extended network in making treatment decisions. Adherence to disease-modifying drug therapies in patients with MS presents an ongoing challenge for patients and health care providers due to the chronic nature of this disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2017-070DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6295876PMC
December 2018
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From Medical Prescription to Patient Compliance: A Qualitative Insight into the Neurologist-Patient Relationship in Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Nov-Dec;20(6):279-286

Background: Approximately 12 disease-modifying treatments are available worldwide for patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). These recent therapeutic advances have led to major changes in patient and neurologist attitudes toward drug prescription. Herein, we aimed to characterize patient choice regarding treatment for MS and identify how neurologists assess and monitor patient compliance during follow-up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2017-043DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6295879PMC
December 2018
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Perspectives of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis on Drug Treatment: A Qualitative Study.

Int J MS Care 2018 Nov-Dec;20(6):269-277

Background: Patients experience multiple sclerosis (MS) differently based on their disease type and other factors. This study aimed to explore the relative importance that patients with MS place on various attributes of MS drug therapies and to elucidate these patients' preferences regarding treatment characteristics such as administration, potential benefits, and side effects of the therapies.

Methods: Focus groups were conducted in Vancouver, Canada, with 23 adult patients with MS. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6295877PMC
December 2018
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Evaluation of a Novel Preference Assessment Tool for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Nov-Dec;20(6):260-267

Background: We developed a preference assessment tool to help assess patient goals, values, and preferences for multiple sclerosis (MS) management. All preference items in the tool were generated by people with MS. The aim of this study was to evaluate this tool in a national sample of people with MS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2017-021DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6295881PMC
December 2018
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Associations Between Treatment Satisfaction, Medication Beliefs, and Adherence to Disease-Modifying Therapies in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Nov-Dec;20(6):251-259

Background: Adherence to disease-modifying therapy (DMT) remains problematic for many patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). An improved understanding of factors affecting DMT adherence may inform effective interventions. This study examined associations between treatment satisfaction, medication beliefs, and DMT adherence. Read More

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http://ijmsc.org/doi/10.7224/1537-2073.2017-031
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6295882PMC
December 2018
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Editorial.

Authors:
Francois Bethoux

Int J MS Care 2018 Sep-Oct;20(5):vi

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200117PMC
October 2018
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Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Sep-Oct;20(5):244-250

Background: Hip and knee replacements for osteoarthritis are established procedures for improving joint pain and function, yet their safety in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is unknown. Patients with MS face unique surgical challenges due to underlying neurologic dysfunction. Current literature on arthroplasty in MS is limited to case reports focusing on adverse events. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200122PMC
October 2018
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Combining Dalfampridine with Multicomponent Exercise and Gait Training in a Person with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Sep-Oct;20(5):238-243

Background: Dalfampridine extended release (D-ER) improves gait speed in some people with multiple sclerosis (MS), but many patients who take D-ER demonstrate only small improvements of questionable clinical significance. Physical therapy (PT) may augment the treatment effects of D-ER on the nervous system and improve clinical outcomes. This case report describes the successful use of D-ER combined with multicomponent PT in a patient who did not have a clinically important change in gait speed with D-ER alone. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200119PMC
October 2018
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Test-Retest Reliability, Validity, and Minimal Detectable Change of the Balance Evaluation Systems Test to Assess Balance in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Sep-Oct;20(5):231-237

Background: Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) have balance deficits that result in falls. Balance tests developed for older adults do not discriminate between fallers and nonfallers with MS. The Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) identifies body systems contributing to imbalance/fall risk. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-118DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200120PMC
October 2018
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Five-Year Follow-up of a Longitudinal Cohort Study of the Effectiveness of Functional Electrical Stimulation for People with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Sep-Oct;20(5):224-230

Background: Few studies have examined the long-term consequences of using peroneal nerve functional electrical stimulation (FES) for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). This study examines orthotic effects on a longitudinal cohort and explores additional benefits of FES on self-reported measures such as joint pain.

Methods: One hundred forty-five people with foot drop and MS were included (mean age, 52 [range, 28-74] years). Read More

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http://ijmsc.org/doi/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-094
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200121PMC
October 2018
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Upper Limb Intention Tremor in Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Review of Assessment and Treatment.

Int J MS Care 2018 Sep-Oct;20(5):211-223

Background: To present the current knowledge on the characteristics, assessment, and treatment of upper limb intention tremor to inform and improve future intervention studies in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), we conducted a literature review for articles on upper limb intention tremor in patients with MS.

Methods: Two reviewers conducted searches in PubMed, Web of Science, and MEDLINE (Ovid). Relevant articles, sorted on inclusion criteria, were examined for descriptions and assessments of upper limb intention tremor, and intervention studies were evaluated based on treatment type. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200118PMC
October 2018
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Effects of Rehabilitation on Gait Pattern at Usual and Fast Speeds Depend on Walking Impairment Level in Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Sep-Oct;20(5):199-209

Background: Physical rehabilitation can improve walking capacity in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, changes in spatiotemporal gait parameters after rehabilitation are not frequently evaluated, and it is unknown to what extent potential effects depend on baseline disability level. The objective was to investigate the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs on gait parameters at usual and fastest speeds in persons with MS categorized according to walking speed. Read More

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http://ijmsc.org/doi/10.7224/1537-2073.2015-078
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200116PMC
October 2018
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Editorial.

Authors:
Francois Bethoux

Int J MS Care 2018 Jul-Aug;20(4):vi

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6107339PMC
August 2018
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Factors Associated with Sexual Dysfunction in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: Implications for Assessment and Treatment.

Int J MS Care 2018 Jul-Aug;20(4):191-197

Background: Sexual dysfunction is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) that often goes unreported by both the patient and the clinician. Sexual dysfunction can affect a person's mood, relationships, daily functioning, and quality of life. Gaining a better understanding of the prevalence and nature of sexual dysfunction in individuals with MS would not only help identify patients with this problem but also determine contributing factors, which can inform treatment alternatives available to the patient. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6107343PMC
August 2018
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Effect of Antigravity Treadmill Training on Muscle Oxidative Capacity, Muscle Endurance, and Walking Function in a Person with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Jul-Aug;20(4):186-190

Background: Exercise training can improve skeletal muscle metabolism in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, quantification of exercise-mediated improvements in muscle metabolism has been limited, particularly in people with high levels of disability. We evaluated the effect of 9 weeks of antigravity treadmill training on muscle oxidative capacity and muscle endurance and assessed the relationship to walking function in a person with MS. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6107344PMC
August 2018
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Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder as the First Manifestation of Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Int J MS Care 2018 Jul-Aug;20(4):180-184

Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia characterized by brief recurrent episodes of loss of muscle atonia during rapid eye movement sleep, with enacted dreams that cause sleep disruption. Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have an increased risk compared with the general population to be affected by a sleep disturbance, including RBD. Patients affected, however, uncommonly can present RBD as the first clinical manifestation of MS without other neurologic deficits. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6107341PMC
August 2018
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Longitudinal Stability of Cognition in Early-Phase Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: Does Cognitive Reserve Play a Role?

Int J MS Care 2018 Jul-Aug;20(4):173-179

Background: Up to 70% of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience cognitive impairment. Some remain cognitively intact despite advanced disease. Cognitive reserve (CR) theory postulates that individuals with higher levels of intellectual enrichment can tolerate more pathology than others before exhibiting cognitive impairment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6107342PMC
August 2018
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Effects of External Perturbations on Anticipatory and Compensatory Postural Adjustments in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and a Fall History.

Int J MS Care 2018 Jul-Aug;20(4):164-172

Background: Although previous studies have investigated postural adjustment mechanisms in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), it seems that no study has yet investigated the relationship between anticipatory and compensatory postural adjustments (APAs and CPAs, respectively) and falls.

Methods: Seventeen MS fallers, 17 MS nonfallers, and 15 controls were exposed to a series of expected and unexpected backward pull perturbations applied at the trunk level. The electrical activity of 12 leg and trunk muscles as well as center of pressure displacement were recorded. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6107338PMC
August 2018
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Validation of the 2-Minute Walk Test with the 6-Minute Walk Test and Other Functional Measures in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Jul-Aug;20(4):158-163

Background: Persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) commonly have difficulty walking. The 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) assesses functional capacity but may be considered burdensome for persons with MS, especially those with higher disability levels. The 2-Minute Walk Test (2MWT) may be an alternative measure to the 6MWT. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6107337PMC
August 2018
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Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment in Newly Diagnosed Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Jul-Aug;20(4):153-157

Background: Cognitive impairment is common in multiple sclerosis (MS) and can manifest early in the disease process, sometimes as early as the first demyelinating event. However, the frequency of cognitive impairment in a newly diagnosed MS population has not been evaluated comprehensively in a clinical population. We sought to examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) within a year of diagnosis in a clinic where cognitive testing at diagnosis is part of routine practice. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6107340PMC
August 2018
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Editorial.

Authors:
Francois Bethoux

Int J MS Care 2018 May-Jun;20(3):vi

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991509PMC
June 2018
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Somatic Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety in People with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 May-Jun;20(3):145-152

Background: People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are at increased risk for depression and anxiety. The symptoms of MS are often similar to the somatic or physical symptoms of depression and anxiety (fatigue, trouble concentrating). This study examined whether MS symptoms and effects biased the assessment of somatic symptoms of anxiety and depression. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991508PMC
June 2018
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Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome in an Adolescent with Neuromyelitis Optica.

Int J MS Care 2018 May-Jun;20(3):142-144

A 17-year-old girl presented with intractable vomiting due to area postrema involvement in the first presentation of seronegative neuromyelitis optica (NMO). During the course of her illness, she developed mild hyponatremia, and magnetic resonance imaging revealed abnormalities consistent with the co-occurrence of osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS). This combination of imaging features is novel, and this case expands the spectrum of brain abnormalities seen in NMO and NMO spectrum disorders. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991505PMC
June 2018
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A Pilot Study of a Group Positive Psychology Intervention for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 May-Jun;20(3):136-141

Background: Positive psychology uses targeted activities to increase the frequency and intensity of positive emotional experiences. Positive psychology interventions that increase positive constructs may facilitate adjustment and improve well-being in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The primary goal of this study was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a 5-week group positive psychology intervention for patients with MS. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991506PMC
June 2018
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Social Cognitive Theory Correlates of Physical Activity in Inactive Adults with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 May-Jun;20(3):129-135

Background: There is a growing body of evidence that physical activity (PA) improves symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Despite the benefits of PA, people with MS are relatively inactive compared with their healthy counterparts. This study investigated associations between social cognitive theory (SCT) constructs and energy expenditure (EE) as an objective measure of PA in a sample of inactive people with MS. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991504PMC
June 2018
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Investigation of the Feasibility of an Intervention to Manage Fall Risk in Wheeled Mobility Device Users with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 May-Jun;20(3):121-128

Background: Falls are a common concern for wheeled mobility device users with multiple sclerosis (MS); however, no evidence-based fall prevention programs have been developed to meet the specific needs of the population. We examine the preliminary feasibility of a fall management intervention in wheeled mobility device users with MS.

Methods: Study participants were exposed to an intervention program targeting risk factors for falls, including transfer skills and seated postural control. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991503PMC
June 2018
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Target Coping Strategies for Interventions Aimed at Maximizing Psychosocial Adjustment in People with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 May-Jun;20(3):109-119

Background: The experience of psychological distress is prevalent in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), including high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. It has been shown that people with MS use less adaptive coping compared with healthy individuals. This study examined the ability of coping strategies to predict maladaptive and adaptive psychosocial outcomes across areas of stress, depression, anxiety, and quality of life (QOL) in people with MS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991507PMC
June 2018
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Effect of Mindfulness Meditation on Personality and Psychological Well-being in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 May-Jun;20(3):101-108

Background: Varied evidence shows that mindfulness-oriented meditation improves individuals' mental health, positively influencing practitioners' personality profiles as well. A limited number of studies are beginning to show that this type of meditation may also be a helpful therapeutic option for persons with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Methods: We evaluated the effects of an 8-week mindfulness-oriented meditation training on the personality profiles, anxiety and depression symptoms, and mindfulness skills of a group of patients with MS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-093DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991502PMC
June 2018
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Effects of Torso-Weighting on Standing Balance and Falls During the Sensory Organization Test in People with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Mar-Apr;20(2):68-75

Background: In people with multiple sclerosis (MS), common gait and balance impairments can lead to falls, fear of falling, activity restriction, and social isolation. Sensory augmentation in the form of torso-weighting has resulted in improvement in gait and balance, but research on its effect on falls in MS is lacking.

Methods: 60 people with MS and 10 bin-matched controls completed the Sensory Organization Test (SOT) while nonweighted and again while weighted using the Balance-Based Torso-Weighting assessment method. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2015-090DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5898918PMC
April 2018
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Editorial.

Authors:
Francois Bethoux

Int J MS Care 2018 Mar-Apr;20(2):vi

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5898922PMC
April 2018
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Impact of Pilates Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Int J MS Care 2018 Mar-Apr;20(2):92-100

Background: Pilates is a series of exercises based on whole-body movement and may improve mobility in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of Pilates on walking performance in people with MS.

Methods: 30 individuals with MS who were not restricted to a wheelchair or scooter (Patient-Determined Disease Steps scale score <7) were randomized to receive Pilates (twice weekly) and massage therapy (once weekly) or once-weekly massage therapy only (control group). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5898921PMC
April 2018
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Social Identity in People with Multiple Sclerosis: An Examination of Family Identity and Mood.

Int J MS Care 2018 Mar-Apr;20(2):85-91

Background: Mood disorders are highly prevalent in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS causes changes to a person's sense of self. The Social Identity Model of Identity Change posits that group membership can have a positive effect on mood during identity change. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5898920PMC
April 2018
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Diagnoses of Depression and Anxiety Versus Current Symptoms and Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Mar-Apr;20(2):76-84

Background: Studies assessing the prevalence of depression and anxiety in multiple sclerosis (MS) have used various ascertainment methods that capture different constructs. The relationships between these methods are incompletely understood. Psychiatric comorbidity is associated with lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in MS, but the effects of past diagnoses of depression and anxiety on HRQOL are largely unknown. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5898919PMC
April 2018
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Fluid-Attenuated Inversion Recovery Signal Intensity as a Predictor of Gadolinium Enhancement in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Mar-Apr;20(2):62-66

Background: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to diagnose and monitor disease activity in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The objective of this study was to explore the association of "ultrabright" axial fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) lesions with gadolinium enhancement in patients with RRMS using qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Methods: MRIs from patients with RRMS from 2010 to 2015 were reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-053DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5898917PMC
April 2018
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A Longitudinal Evaluation of Cognitive Fatigue on a Task of Sustained Attention in Early Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Mar-Apr;20(2):55-61

Background: Cognitive fatigue can be objectively measured on tasks of sustained attention and can be defined as decreased performance as a result of sustained cognitive effort. Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) early in their disease are vulnerable to cognitive fatigue, although this has yet to be evaluated longitudinally. We aimed to evaluate cognitive fatigue over a 3-year interval in individuals with early-phase relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-106DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5898916PMC
April 2018
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Editorial.

Authors:
Francois Bethoux

Int J MS Care 2018 Jan-Feb;20(1):iv

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.20.1.ivDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5825988PMC
March 2018
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Reliability and Validity of a Danish Version of the Multiple Sclerosis Neuropsychological Screening Questionnaire.

Int J MS Care 2018 Jan-Feb;20(1):49-54

Background: More than half of all patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) acquire cognitive impairment as part of their disease progression. Because cognitive dysfunction adds substantially to disability and coping strategies, a cost-effective screening tool is needed for cognitive impairment. The Multiple Sclerosis Neuropsychological Screening Questionnaire (MSNQ) has previously shown good validity in American, Argentinean, and Dutch MS cohorts. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2017-011DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5825986PMC
March 2018
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Evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training for Psychologists Working with People with Multiple Sclerosis.

Int J MS Care 2018 Jan-Feb;20(1):44-48

Background: Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is the most widely used and researched recent variant of cognitive behavioral therapy and has been shown to increase quality of life in people with chronic illnesses, including multiple sclerosis (MS). However, few MS health practitioners are trained in ACT. This study evaluated a 2-day ACT training workshop for Italian psychologists working with people with MS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-080DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5825985PMC
March 2018
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Projecting the Adequacy of the Multiple Sclerosis Neurologist Workforce.

Int J MS Care 2018 Jan-Feb;20(1):35-43

Background: Anecdotal reports suggest shortages among neurologists who provide multiple sclerosis (MS) patient care. However, little information is available regarding the current and future supply of and demand for this neurologist workforce.

Methods: We used information from neurologist and neurology resident surveys, professional organizations, and previously reported studies to develop a model assessing the projected supply and demand (ie, expected physician visits) of neurologists providing MS patient care. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5825984PMC
March 2018
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Association Between Pain and Mindfulness in Multiple Sclerosis: A Cross-sectional Survey.

Int J MS Care 2018 Jan-Feb;20(1):28-34

Background: Chronic pain is a common symptom in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and often requires a multimodal approach to care. The practice of mindfulness has been shown to decrease the experience of pain in other conditions, yet little is known about the relationship between mindfulness and pain in people with MS. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between pain interference and trait mindfulness in people with MS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-076DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5825983PMC
March 2018
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