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OBJECTIVES This study aimed firstly to investigate the feasibility of the study protocol and outcome measures, secondly to obtain data in order to inform the power calculations for a larger randomised controlled trial, and finally to investigate if whole-body vibration (WBV) is more effective than the same duration and intensity of standard exercises (EXE)(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between foot vibration threshold and walking and balance functions in people with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS). The study sample consisted of 34 participants with mean age of 49.5 years (SD 11.13). Participants were able to walk independently or with an assistive device. Participants underwent vibration(More)
BACKGROUND The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) is a balance measure commonly used for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The Mini-BESTest is an alternative based on balance systems. OBJECTIVE The study objective was to compare the BBS and the Mini-BESTest for sensitivity to change, likelihood ratios for walking aid use and falls, and associations with clinical(More)
This study investigated the test-retest reliability of the Neurothesiometer (NT), Verbal Analogue Scale for sensation (VAS), Erasmus modifications to the Nottingham Sensory assessment (EmNSA) and Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments (SWM) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). A random sample of 34 people with MS who walked with or without an assistive device(More)
BACKGROUND Loss of neuromuscular control of the ankle joint is a common impairment in neurologic conditions, leading to abnormal gait and a greater risk of falling. Limited information, however, is available on the effectiveness of functional electrical stimulation (FES) on reducing falls, and no studies have investigated its usefulness in improving lower(More)
BACKGROUND Sensory disturbances are a major problem for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and up to 80% of people with MS present with various sensory deficits. To date, only one study has investigated the reliability of sensory measures in people with MS. We sought to determine the interrater reliability of the verbal analogue scale (VAS), the Erasmus(More)
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