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Title:Effect of a 2-minute bout of body weight support treadmill training on the ankle spasticity in persons with advanced multiple sclerosis
Author(s):Sung, Jong Hun
Advisor(s):Sosnoff, Jacob J.
Department / Program:Kinesiology & Community Health
Discipline:Kinesiology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Spasticity
exercise
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a 2 minute bout of body weight support treadmill training (BWSTT) on ankle spasticity in persons with advanced multiple sclerosis (MS). Spasticity is a common symptom of MS, and is adversely associated with quality of life. Seven individuals with MS who had severely impaired ambulation participated in this investigation. Spasticity of both ankles was measured with two clinical scales; the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS) and the Tardieu Scale (TS). The spasticity data were collected a total 3 times: 1) immediately following a 2 minute period of quiet sitting; 2) immediately following a 2 minute period of standing; and 3) immediately following a 2 minute bout of BWSTT. The acute bout of BWSTT resulted in no reduction in the MAS and Tardieu Scale score. These results suggest that brief exposure to BWSTT has no immediate anti-spastic effect in persons with advanced MS.
Issue Date:2014-01-16
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/46860
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Jong Hun Sung
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-01-16
2016-01-16
Date Deposited:2013-12


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