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Medicina dello Sport 2018 March;71(1):107-13

DOI: 10.23736/S0025-7826.18.03290-8

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Effects of an unconventional re-walking training on physical, psychological, and cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis patients

Elisa GRAZIOLI 1 , Giovanna BORRIELLO 2, Giuseppe CHIODI 3, Eliana TRANCHITA 1, Carlo MINGANTI 1, Claudia CERULLI 1, Attilio PARISI 1

1 Unit of Sport Medicine, Department of Movement, Human, and Health Sciences, Foro Italico University, Rome, Italy; 2 S. Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy; 3 Tor di Quinto Sports Center, Italian National Police, Rome, Italy


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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system characterized by disturbances in nerve conduction. It causes a wide range of potential symptoms related to different areas. Commonly, patients suffering from MS used to be removed from any physical effort. Recent literature has increasingly corroborated the hypothesis that a specific well-structured motor protocol may produce beneficial effects in these patients. This case-report aims to study, evaluate and characterize the effects of a new non-conventional training (WESet-Work&Balance Enhancement Setting Training Program) on cognitive, psychological and functional area and the possible improvement of the quality of life in MS patients. Data reveals that the WESet protocol presented could have positive impacts on all areas evaluated and consequently on Quality of Life in patients, confirmed by a general decreasing of the Expanded Disability Status Scale. This study represents an exciting starting point to validate the effects of this WESet protocol on quality of life in MS patients.


KEY WORDS: Nervous system disease - Exercise - Quality of life

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