Multiple sclerosis and mobility-related assistive technology: systematic review of literature.

@article{Souza2010MultipleSA,
  title={Multiple sclerosis and mobility-related assistive technology: systematic review of literature.},
  author={Ana Paula Frozi de Castro e Souza and Annmarie Kelleher and Rosemarie Cooper and Rory A. Cooper and Lisa I. Iezzoni and Diane M. Collins},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2010},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={213-23}
}
Multiple sclerosis (MS) causes a wide variety of neurological deficits, with ambulatory impairment the most obvious cause of disability. Within 10 to 15 years of disease onset, 80% of persons with MS experience gait problems due to muscle weakness or spasticity, fatigue, and loss of balance. To facilitate mobility, persons with MS frequently use mobility assistive technology (MAT), such as canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, and scooters. We systematically reviewed the published literature… CONTINUE READING