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Pazokian M, Shaban M, Zakerimoghdam M, Mehran A, Sanglaje B. The effect of stretching together aerobic exercises on fatigue level in multiple sclerosis ‎patients refer to MS society of Iran those suffer from fatigue. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2012; 22 (2) :18-24
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Introduction: Multiple sclerosis disease is the result of delimitation of central nervous system which ‎can harm fatigue is among the most common symptom of Multiple Sclerosis. Although exercise is ‎administered to Multiple Sclerosis patients, comparison type of exercise on the fatigue level has not ‎been established.‎

Objective: This research has been conducted to evaluate the effect of stretching with aerobic on ‎fatigue levels in Multiple Sclerosis patients.‎

Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, sample included ‎‏80‏‎ MS patients referring to MS society ‎in Tehran who were chosen by simple sampling according to inclusion criteria and were randomly ‎divided into two groups (stretching with aerobics and control group). Data gathering tool included ‎a two part questionnaire covering demographic variables, disease related information and fatigue ‎severity scales (FSS). Exercise was done for six weeks (‎‏18‏‎ sessions) and immediately after sessions ‎completed, fatigue severity was measured by FSS. The gathered data was analyzed using statistical ‎method: chi-square, paired& independent T, Analysis of covariance by SPSS software.‎

Results: Findings showed severe fatigue (‎‏35%‏‎), moderate and slight fatigue (‎‏12.5%‏‎) before ‎stretching and aerobics. But most samples (‎‏92.5%‏‎) had slight fatigue after stretching and aerobics ‎and in control group most samples (‎‏40%‏‎) remained in the state of before study. The Independent T-‎Test showed a significant difference between two groups' severity of fatigue (P<‎‏0.001‏‎). ‎

 Conclusion: Aerobics with stretching is very effective in reducing fatigue. Perhaps aerobics with ‎stretching in addition to increasing energy relieves muscle spasms and decreases harm and also ‎increases flexibility and decreases fatigue. ‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/2 | Accepted: 2014/08/2 | Published: 2014/08/2

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