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dc.contributor.advisorRudroff, Thorsten
dc.contributor.authorKetelhut, Nathaniel B.
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T14:50:28Z
dc.date.available2018-07-12T06:30:24Z
dc.date.submitted2016
dc.identifierKetelhut_colostate_0053N_13583.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/173542
dc.description2016 Spring
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractBackground: Physical activity has been shown to have positive effects on the disease symptoms of multiple sclerosis. However, patients with multiple sclerosis are less active than their healthy counterparts. Previous studies of the predictors of physical activity in this patient population have been limited in their translation to the rehabilitative setting. Objective: To identify behavioral and functional predictors of physical activity in patients with multiple sclerosis to provide targets for rehabilitative specialists. Methods: A total of 16 behavioral and functional tests were conducted and physical activity was objectively measured for one week. A stepwise multiple regression analysis was performed to identify the strongest predictors of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and total activity/day. Results: The stepwise procedure converged on a model for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (R2=0.35, P=0.001) that included total leg strength of the less-affected side (partial r=0.42, P=0.016) and Falls Efficacy Scale-International score (partial r=-0.37, P=0.033). The model for total activity (R2=0.41, P<0.001) included five-times sit-to-stand performance (partial r=-0.42, P=0.014) and total leg strength of the less-affected side (partial r=0.35, P=0.049). Conclusion: Rehabilitative specialists aiming to improve physical activity in patients with multiple sclerosis should implement exercise programs that combine balance and strength training of the legs.
dc.format.extent39 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectexercise
dc.subjectmuscle strength
dc.subjectpower
dc.subjectfall risk
dc.subjectaccelerometer
dc.subjectneurodegenerative disease
dc.titleRehabilitative targets to increase physical activity in patients with multiple sclerosis
dc.typeThesis
dc.identifier.schemaETD Data Dictionary 1.1
dc.rights.accessEmbargo Expires: 07/12/2018
dcterms.embargo.terms2018-07-12
dcterms.embargo.expires2018-07-12
dc.contributor.committeememberTracy, Brian
dc.contributor.committeememberReiser, Raoul
dc.contributor.committeememberBurzynska, Aga
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineHealth and Exercise Science
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University


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