This issue of NARCOMS Now spotlights some current research on falls and fall prevention in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). While we focus on a study of falls among people using wheeled devices, fall prevention is relevant to anyone, especially people with health issues that affect mobility and balance. Click here to read the publication.
A multi-dimensional, comprehensive care approach is advocated to promote positive outcomes for individuals with MS, and rehabilitation is an integral part of comprehensive MS care. There is a documented need for improvements in rehabilitative services, including incorporation of standardized measures for the evaluation and ongoing assessment of persons with MS, increased awareness for the signs and symptoms of a change in patient status, and a need for patient engagement in identification of rehabilitation goals and treatment strategies.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2008;45(9):1361-73. Home-based physical telerehabilitation in patients with multiple sclerosis: a pilot study. Finkelstein J, Lapshin O, Castro H, Cha E, Provance PG. Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence, Baltimore Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract This study assessed feasibility and patient acceptance and estimated the magnitude of […]