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Journal of Neurology

ISSN: 0340-5354 (printed version)
ISSN: 1432-1459 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 248 Issue 4 (2001) pp 255-259

ens teaching review: Improving mobility and functional independence in persons with multiple sclerosis

J. A. Freeman (1)(2)

(1) Department of Clinical Neurology (Neurorehabilitation), Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1 N3BG, UK, Tel.: +44-171-8373611 ext 4152, Fax: +44-171-8130924
(2) University of Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, UK

Received: 31 October 2000, Accepted: 6 November 2000

Abstract Persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) commonly experience restrictions in mobility and everyday functional activities. A wide range of factors including physical, psychological, environmental and economic issues may contribute to these difficulties. This is particularly the case as the disease evolves, and the impairments and disabilities become more numerous, inter-related and hence more complex. Effective management of these complex problems requires assessment and intervention from a variety of different perspectives by using a coordinated, goal-oriented, multi-disciplinary management approach. Crucially, it requires management to be considered from a long-term perspective rather than as a fragmented series of isolated "quick-fixes".

Key words Multiple sclerosis · Rehabilitation · Mobility · Activities of daily living

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Online publication: April 10, 2001
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