Depression is a predictor for balance in people with multiple sclerosis

ConclusionDepression and balance were found frequent and associated in people with MS. Importantly depression was a significant predictor for balance impairments in individuals with MS. Balance rehabilitation may be hindered by depression. Therefore, depression should be evaluated and treated properly in individuals with MS.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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ConclusionModifiable lifestyle factors including healthy diet, increased physical activity and supplement use were associated with higher HRQOL among people with MS. The SF-6D instrument revealed significant discriminatory power in this international cohort of people with MS.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
ConclusionResilience contributed minimally (but significantly) to healthy aging. Older participants scoring higher on resilience reported healthier lifestyle behaviors (more exercise, better diet) and social/financial support compared to lower scoring respondents. Our findings suggest that self-management programs for older persons with MS should focus on three key factors to foster healthy aging: depression, fatigue and resilience.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Gerber Brand Persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) often complain about sleep problems. There is less known about objective sleep-electroencephalography (EEG) dimensions within naturalistic conditions (i.e., home and/or familiar setting). The present cross-sectional study examined the associations between objective and subjective sleep, depression, physical activity scores, and MS-related information among PwMS in their familiar setting. The sample consisted of 16 PwMS (mean age: 50.3 years; median Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS): 5.5) who completed questionnaires covering subjective sleep (symptoms of ins...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: The prevalence of SC is higher in patients with MS compared to the general population. Their occurrence is mostly influenced by the disease itself (duration, relapses, acquired disability) and also by depression and lack of education. PMID: 32399081 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Behavioural Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Behav Neurol Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundPatient-reported outcomes (PROs) may help patients and clinicians in selecting disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for multiple sclerosis (MS).ObjectiveTo evaluate PRO differences among first-line DMTs for relapsing-remitting (RR) people with MS (pwMS).MethodsMulticenter study. RR pwMS on first-line DMTs completed Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), PROs Indices for MS (PRIMUS), 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), treatment satisfaction questionnaire for medication (TSQM), Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), and Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT). Differences among PROs across DMTs were tested by ANOVA...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe 2-year treatment with DMF was associated with slowing of cognitive impairment and with significant improvements in QoL and psychosocial function.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion Along with parameters of a higher disease burden, APOE 4 homozygosity was identified as a potential predictor of cognitive performance in this large cohort of patients with CIS and early RRMS.
Source: Neurology Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Multiple sclerosis Article Source Type: research
Conclusion In conclusion, BAL and CYC but EXE in particular, but not PNF, can improve clinical and motor symptoms and QoL in PwMS (Expanded Disability Status Scale score 5 to 6), expanding the evidence-based exercise options to reduce mobility limitations in PwMS.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
  Day 1,364 of the COVID-19 quarantine (well, at least it feels like it). How are you holding up? If you’re like most people, you’re not having much fun. But if you already struggle with anxiety, depression or another mental health issue, these days of isolation and uncertainty can feel like absolute torture. In today’s Not Crazy episode, Gabe laments the loss of his routine — those regular activities he clung to religiously to keep his mental health in check.  Now what is he supposed to do? Tune in for a special quarantine episode. Together, we will grieve our old routines and discuss...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: The quality of life of several Colombian patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis was very good. This positive result was also observed in caregivers as evidenced by the results of the CareQol questionnaire. We also observed and indicated an inversely proportional correlation between the Expanded Disability Status Scale and the quality of life indexes. PMID: 32220169 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research
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