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Motaharinezhad F, Parvaneh S, Ghahari S. Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale-12 (MSWS-12) and its Relationship With Fatigue in People With Multiple Sclerosis. Func Disabil J. 2020; 3 (1) :53-60
URL: http://fdj.iums.ac.ir/article-1-141-en.html
Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , sh_parvaneh@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (65 Views)
Background and Objectives: Walking disorder is one of the most important manifestations of multiple sclerosis (MS), and indicates the progression of the disease. Fatigue and walking are considered as key symptoms affecting the patient’s quality of life. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between walking status and fatigue, in people with MS.
Methods: A total number of 60 Iranian patients with MS completed the Persian version of the Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale-12 (MSWS-12), the Modified Fatigue Impact Scale, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Data were analyzed using SPSS V. 20 software. The multivariate correlation and linear regression analyses were conducted to investigate the relationship between fatigue, anxiety, depression, demographic characteristics, and MSWS-12 scores.
Results: Gait problems were observed in 46.7% of the study participants. Also, the MSWS-12 scores were significantly associated with fatigue severity (P=0.001), in these patients. Moreover, depression, cognitive status, anxiety, and gait status were the most important factors affecting fatigue.
Conclusion: According to the present results, the presence of depression, cognitive problems, anxiety, and gait disorders are the most important factors affecting fatigue, in patients with MS.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Physiotherapy
Received: 2020/08/1 | Accepted: 2020/11/2 | Published: 2020/12/1

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