Kamila Řasová

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BACKGROUND Evaluation of treatment effects on walking requires appropriate and responsive outcome measures. OBJECTIVES To determine responsiveness of 5 walking measures and provide reference values for clinically meaningful improvements, according to disability level, in persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). METHODS Walking tests were measured pre-(More)
BACKGROUND Many different walking capacity test formats are being used. It is unclear whether walking speed, obtained from short tests, and walking distance, obtained from long tests, provide different clinical information. OBJECTIVES To determine the differential effect of various short and long walk test formats on gait velocity, and the actual(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether neurorehabilitation is able to influence clinical parameters and brain function measured radiologically. DESIGN A group of healthy probands was compared with two groups of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, one of which received rehabilitative therapy. SETTING Outpatient in a university hospital. SUBJECTS Twenty-eight(More)
One-hundred and twelve patients with multiple sclerosis were selected as population-based sample and examined on impairment (Expanded Disability Status Scale), disability (Barthel Index), handicap (Environment Status Scale), the quality of life (Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life), fatigue (Modified Fatigue Impact Scale), depression (Beck Depression(More)
Modulation of neurodegeneration by physical activity is an active topic in contemporary research. The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in the brain's microstructure in multiple sclerosis (MS) after facilitation physiotherapy. Eleven patients with MS were examined using motor and neuropsychological testing and multimodal MRI at the beginning(More)
There is still little scientific evidence for the efficacy of neurofacilitation approaches and their possible influence on brain plasticity and adaptability. In this study, the outcome of a new kind of neurofacilitation approach, motor programme activating therapy (MPAT), was evaluated on the basis of a set of clinical functions and with MRI. Eighteen(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare the effect of four different programmes on spiroergometric, spirometric and clinical parameters in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. METHODS One hundred and twelve MS patients were divided into four groups. The first group underwent neurophysiologically based physiotherapy, the second aerobic training, the(More)
In Europe, theoretical approaches to physical therapy and rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis often appear significantly different. While there is general agreement that rehabilitation plays an important role in maintaining and improving function in persons with multiple sclerosis, no consensus exists on what may be the most effective approach to achieve(More)
PURPOSE Multiple sclerosis (MS) manifests itself in a wide range of symptoms. Physiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of those symptoms connected with mobility. For this therapy to be at its most effective it should be based on a systematic examination that is able to describe and classify damaged clinical functions meaningfully. The purpose(More)