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The effect of 10 weeks hydrotherapy on quality of life and coordination function in the women with multiple sclerosis

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Zahra Fatollahi, Vahid Imanipour, Mohammad Mousaei, Fatemeh Mahdi

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Int. J. Biosci.3( 6), 153-156, June 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/3.6.153-156


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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating neurological disease. Several studies have reported that complementary and alternative therapies can have positive effects against pain in these patients. The objective was to investigate the effectiveness of a hydrotherapy program against pain and other symptoms in M S patients. In this randomized controlled trial, 30 women MS patients were randomly assigned to an experimental or control group for a 10-week treatment program. The experimental group (15 patients) underwent 30 sessions of hydrotherapy program in swimming pool and the control group did any exercise training in this time.The experimental group showed a significant (P<0.05) and clinically relevant decrease in pain intensity versus baseline, Significant improvement were also observed in quality of life, coordination function , EDSS, mental health, and psychological health. According to these findings, hydrotherapy program improves quality of life and coordination function in the patients with multiple sclerosis.


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