Comparison of regular aerobic and yoga on the quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis

Hassanpour-Dehkordi, A. and Jivad, N. (2014) Comparison of regular aerobic and yoga on the quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 28. pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

Background: The pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterized by fatigue, motor weakness, and spasticity, to name a few. MS symptoms may lead to physical inactivity associated with the development of secondary diseases. This study was to investigate the effect of regular aerobic and yoga on the quality of life of patients with MS. Methods: The present quasi-experimental study was conducted on 90 patients with chronic MS chosen randomly and divided into two test and one control groups. Data were analyzed using SPSS software (version 11.5) through paired t-test, ANOVA, and Tukey's post hoc. Results: There were no significant differences among the scores of quality of life in the three groups prior to investigation. Although they were significant after intervention. The mean score of yoga group was higher than that of aerobic group, and aerobic group showed a higher mean score compared with the control. Conclusion: Yoga and aerobic exercises may improve quality of life in patients with MS. It is highly recommended that the governor along with MS societies and other organizations servicing and supporting patients start to develop sport-regulated programs to help improve quality of life for these patients.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 10
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerobic exercises; Multiple sclerosis (MS); Quality of life; Yoga
Subjects: WL Nervous system
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Neurological Diseases
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 06:44
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 06:44
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2188

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