Effects of a behavioural internet-based after-care program on physical activity and self-concordance in persons with Multiple Sclerosis

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Autor(en): Streber R, Gawlik A, Kuld S, Gusowski K, Tallner A, Hartung V, Wanner P, Flachenecker P, Pfeifer K
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2018
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract


Background. Physical activity and exercise (PA) are an important therapeutic component of inpatient rehabilitation for persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). Internet-based interventions appear promising to enable pwMS to maintain motivation and transfer the acquired knowledge and skills for a physically active lifestyle into everyday life after inpatient rehabilitation. We evaluated the effects of a behavioural internet-based PA promotion program after a multimodal MS-specific rehabilitation on PA levels and exercise-related self-concordance in pwMS.



 



Methods. In this pilot randomized controlled trial, pwMS (age ≥ 18 years, EDSS ≤ 6.0) were randomly assigned to a three-month intervention (IG) or to a control group (CG). The Baecke PA questionnaire and the concordance of sport- and exercise-related goals questionnaire were applied at baseline, at the end of rehabilitation and immediately after post-intervention. Effects were analysed with a linear mixed model.



 



Results. 64 pwMS were included in the data analysis (nIG=34, nCG=30). Both the IG (1.00; 95% CI 0.46 to 1.54, p < 0.001) and the CG (0.62; 95% CI 0.06 to 1.19, p = 0.03) significantly increased PA, but no significant between-group differences in mean change of the sport score (0.37; 95% CI - 0.41 to 1.15, p = 0.35) from baseline to post-intervention were observed. Regarding self-concordance, significant within-group changes were present in the IG (0.97; 95% CI 0.07 to 1.86 p = 0.03) in contrast to the CG (-0.44; 95% CI - 1.39 to 0.51, p = 0.36) and between-group difference in mean change were significant (1.41; 95% CI 0.10 to 2.7, p = 0.03) from baseline to post-intervention.



 



Discussion. This study provides preliminary evidence for the importance of an after-care program to sustain effects on PA but also on self-concordance as an important determinant for long-term PA levels in pwMS. Longer-lasting programs may have more sustained effects.



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Gawlik, Angeli
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bewegung und Gesundheit
Hartung, Verena
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bewegung und Gesundheit
Pfeifer, Klaus Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bewegung und Gesundheit
Streber, René
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bewegung und Gesundheit
Tallner, Alexander Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bewegung und Gesundheit
Wanner, Philipp
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bewegung und Gesundheit


Zitierweisen

APA:
Streber, R., Gawlik, A., Kuld, S., Gusowski, K., Tallner, A., Hartung, V.,... Pfeifer, K. (2018). Effects of a behavioural internet-based after-care program on physical activity and self-concordance in persons with Multiple Sclerosis. Amsterdam, NL.

MLA:
Streber, René, et al. "Effects of a behavioural internet-based after-care program on physical activity and self-concordance in persons with Multiple Sclerosis." Proceedings of the 23rd Annual RIMS Conference MS Rehabilitation across the lifespan, Amsterdam 2018.

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