Neurorehabilitation Topics in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: From Outcome Measurements to Rehabilitation Interventions

Vanbellingen, Tim; Kamm, Christian Philipp (2016). Neurorehabilitation Topics in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: From Outcome Measurements to Rehabilitation Interventions. Seminars in neurology, 36(2), pp. 196-202. Thieme 10.1055/s-0036-1579694

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system and the most common cause of nontraumatic disability in young adults. It is a heterogeneous disease associated with long-term disability, negatively influencing quality of life. Disease-modifying pharmacological therapies may decrease activity and progression of the disease, and symptomatic pharmacological treatments may reduce complaints to a certain extent; however, MS patients mostly still suffer from several neurologic deficits in the course of their disease. Consequently, specific comprehensive nonpharmacological rehabilitation interventions are needed to reduce disability to obtain better independence in activities of daily living, resulting in an optimal quality of life. Here the authors give an overview of the main sensorimotor symptoms in MS. Some of the most commonly used standardized outcome assessments are presented, and existing evidence-based motor rehabilitation strategies are described.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology
10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research

UniBE Contributor:

Vanbellingen, Tim and Kamm, Christian Philipp

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1098-9021

Publisher:

Thieme

Language:

English

Submitter:

Vanessa Vallejo

Date Deposited:

16 Mar 2017 13:44

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2017 13:56

Publisher DOI:

10.1055/s-0036-1579694

PubMed ID:

27116726

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.94158

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/94158

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