Muscle Strengthening Exercises and Multiple Sclerosis Research Paper

Muscle Strengthening Exercises and Multiple Sclerosis
Essay discussing various methodologies used in multiple sclerosis rehabilitation studies with special interest given to qualitative and quantitative methods.
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In this article, the writer notes that multiple sclerosis is a major cause of disabiity in young adults. In particular, the writer discusses in detail the use of various types of qualitative and quantitative methods in the research studies involving exercise training to rehabilitate multiple sclerosis affected subjects. The writer points out that exercise is chosen over other treatment methods to help the patients recover to a better quality of life because of the less expensive interventions and simplicity of practice and of the proven ability of the exercises to reduce the aggressiveness of the impairments that follow neurological damage. The writer looks at various advantages, disadvantages and practical application in recent research studies.

From the Paper:

"Randomized-control trials are of immense use recently to study the effects of physical therapy in lives of MS patients. The possibility of incorporating the interventions and data collection methods to clinical and rehabilitation settings has added more value to the methodology. A number of research studies have been carried out from 1980s till current time using randomized trials to understand the usefulness of exercise-training in improving fitness and quality of life in the MS disabled individuals. The main advantage of any quantitative research model is the facility to measure the significance of the outcomes in terms of P-values. White et al., conducted one of the first detailed randomized control trials to study the effects of progressive resistance exercises to improve the functional mobility in MS patients which produced a significant results."

Sample of Sources Used:

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