Phone management works for Multiple Sclerosis fatigue

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Phone management works for Multiple Sclerosis fatigue

Postby MSUK » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:47 am


A group-based, occupational therapist-run program delivered via teleconference is effective in treating the fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), with some benefits lasting up to six months, according to a study presented at CMSC-ACTRIMS.

Treatment reduced patient-reported fatigue immediately after intervention and demonstrated an effect that was maintained at six weeks.

"Fatigue is a common symptom in multiple sclerosis that challenges participation across a full range of activities of daily living," according to lead study author Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OTR/L, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, who presented the study here at the meeting of the Joint Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and America's Committee on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis... Read More - ... ageid/1693
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