Background/Purpose: Only a limited number of studies have investigated the effects of resistance training in patients with MS. The purpose of this study is to determine if a structured resistance program will reduce fatigue and improve quality of life in individuals with MS. Case Description: The study performed was a case study on a 27 year-old male with a diagnosis of relapsing remitting MS. He was referred to Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital with chief complaints of weakness, fatigue and loss of sensation. He was evaluated and treated with an intervention plan specific to his current impairments. Outcomes: Modified Fatigue Impact Scale (MFIS) and Health Status Questionnaire (SF-36) scores showed minimal improvement from time of initial evaluation to discharge. He demonstrated increased scores in the Tinetti Balance Test as well as patient increased AROM and strength in the lower extremity at time of discharge. Discussion: Overall the patient made improvements in his functional mobility during his rehabilitation. He showed minimal improvements in his perceived level of fatigue. It is uncertain whether the progress made was due to the therapy treatments or the medication and time lapsed since the acute exacerbation.
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multiple sclerosis, fatigue
Zamora, Doreen. "Combating Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis." (2014). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/dpt/36