Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise Physiology
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This paper reviews the literature concerning multiple sclerosis, including its incidence and prevalence, its effects, and its relation to the field of exercise physiology. The paper finds that despite a dearth of timely and relevant studies concerning the effectiveness of various exercise regimens for multiple sclerosis victims, the research to date has confirmed that properly administered exercise programs can promote improved quality of life and help these patients avoid further complications from secondary conditions that are associated with the disease.
From the Paper:"Some clinicians may spend an entire career of practice and never encounter an individual with multiple sclerosis given its relatively low incidence. In this regard, approximately two-and-a-half million people around the world suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), with about one in 750 Americans acquiring the disease at some point in their lives (Stauffer, 2006). The disease has also been documented in the scientific literature for more than a century and a half; however, despite a massive amount of research into the disease, a number of aspects of its pathogenesis remain unknown or unclear (Poser, 2003). For example, Stauffer notes that, "The cause of multiple sclerosis is not known, but it has both genetic and environmental components. Scientists do not know exactly why certain people get MS" (2006, p. 3).
"What is known is that, "Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system and is the most common cause of chronic neurological disability in young adults, affecting between 250,000 and 350,000 people living in the U.S." (Johnson, Amtmann, Yorkston, Klasner & Kuehn, 2004, p. 38)."
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- Johnson, K. L., Amtmann, D., Yorkston, K. M., Klasner, E. R. & Kuehn, C. M. (2004). Medical, psychological, social, and programmatic barriers to employment for people with multiple sclerosis. The Journal of Rehabilitation, 10(1), 38-41.
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