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Fatigue is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) with negative impacts extending from general functioning to quality of life. Both the cause and consequences of MS fatigue are considered multidimensional and necessitate multidisciplinary treatment for successful symptom management. Clinical practice guidelines suggest medication and rehabilitation for(More)
This study proposes to identify for 5 widely used generic HRQL and QOL measures the extent to which function and global feelings of well-being are represented in their content. The 5 indices were the EQ-5D, the HUI, the SF-36, SF-12, and the WHOQOL-Bref. A total of 15 raters with a variety of health and research backgrounds mapped the items. Raters(More)
Background. Multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses can take a toll on individuals' health and quality of life. Given such consequences of relapses, postrelapse care beyond pharmacological approaches may play an important role in recovery. Nevertheless, how individuals with MS process their relapse experience and manage the consequences is still uncertain.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify factors that predict an individual's subjective quality of life (QoL) after having a lower limb amputation. DESIGN Cross-sectional descriptive study design. SUBJECTS A total of 415 unilateral, above knee (27.0%) and below knee (73.0%) amputees with an average age of 61.9 years (SD = 15.7) who had lost(More)
The increasing life expectancy after spinal cord injury has given social participation a new recognition as one of the ultimate goals of a comprehensive rehabilitation process. Recent evolution of the concept suggests 2 different approaches to document participation after spinal cord injury and a careful appraisal of the related outcome measures is(More)
PURPOSE The primary objective of this study was to estimate the extent to which women and men with MS present different exercise barriers. The secondary objective was to estimate the extent to which women and men with MS present different perceived-health, depressive symptoms, and current exercise routines or preferences. METHODS This was a cross(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate, for persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), the extent to which peak oxygen consumption (Vo(2)peak) can be predicted by the results on submaximal tests. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Three MS clinics in the Greater Montreal region, Canada. PARTICIPANTS A center-stratified random sample of 135 women and 48 men was drawn(More)
BACKGROUND Research is undertaken to answer important questions yet often the question is poorly expressed and lacks information on the population, the exposure or intervention, the comparison, and the outcome. An optimal research question sets out what the investigator wants to know, not what the investigator might do, nor what the results of the study(More)
OBJECTIVES To (1) explore the falls attributions of middle-aged and older adults with multiple sclerosis (MS); and (2) examine the personal, health, and MS-related factors associated with the 3 most common attributions. DESIGN A cross-sectional, descriptive study using data collected through a telephone interview. Falls attributions were obtained through(More)
PURPOSE To document the prevalence of multiple mobility device use among adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) (≥ 55 years) and examine the association between falls status (faller/non-faller) and the number of mobility devices used. METHODS Cross-sectional data generated through telephone interviews with 353 participants was used for this secondary(More)