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Robert W. Motl
University of Alabama at Birmingham
PsychologyPhysical therapyMultiple sclerosisMedicinePhysical medicine and rehabilitation
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#1Dena Sadeghi Bahmani (Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 2
#1Dena Sadeghi Bahmani (University of Basel)
Last. Serge BrandH-Index: 40
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Abstract Background Persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) report impaired sexual function, and this is particularly prevalent and burdensome for females with MS. The present study included a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design and examined the effect of aquatic exercise training on sexual function among females with MS. Methods The sample consisted of 60 married female PwMS (mean age: 37.68 years; median EDSS: 1.75) who were randomly assigned into one of the following conditions: aquatic e...
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#1Andréa Gomes Moraes (UnB: University of Brasília)H-Index: 2
#2Silvia Gonçalves Ricci Neri (UnB: University of Brasília)H-Index: 6
Last. Ana Cristina de David (UnB: University of Brasília)H-Index: 7
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Abstract Background Walking dysfunction is one of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Objective To evaluate the effects of an 8-week hippotherapy intervention on walking performance and spatiotemporal gait parameters in people with relapsing-remitting MS; and to examine whether the effects of hippotherapy on walking performance are mediated by changes in spatiotemporal gait parameters. Methods Participants were assigned into a hippotherapy intervention group (n = 17) or a contro...
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#1Emma V. Richardson (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 2
#2Elizabeth A. Barstow (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 5
Last. Robert W. Motl (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 71
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Nearly 80% of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) do not engage in sufficient amounts of exercise for managing symptoms and improving quality of life. We have addressed this problem by developing ...
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#1Stephanie L. Silveira (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 2
#2Emma V. Richardson (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 2
Last. Robert W. Motl (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 71
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated neurodegenerative disease of the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord. Among persons with MS, 30% experience significant mobility impairment that requires use of a wheelchair for mobility. Exercise is an evidence-based second-line therapy that can improve mobility; however, little research has focused on individuals that use wheelchairs for mobility. Framed by social cognitive theory (SCT), we conducted a formative qualitative study examining exercise...
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#1Jessica F. Baird (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 2
#2Jeffer Eidi Sasaki (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 16
Last. Robert W. Motl (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 71
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BackgroundSedentary behavior is a major concern in multiple sclerosis, as it may accelerate disease progression and physical disability. This is especially concerning in African Americans, who pres...
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#1Katie L. Cederberg (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 3
#2Brenda Jeng (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 3
Last. Robert W. Motl (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 71
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: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder that may exacerbate many of the symptoms and consequences of multiple sclerosis (MS), and may have further implications for health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The present study examined the relationships among RLS, symptoms and HRQOL in people with MS. Participants with MS (n = 275) completed the Cambridge-Hopkins Restless Legs Syndrome Questionnaire, the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group Scale, the Multiple Sclerosis Impact ...
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#1Brian M. Sandroff (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 34
#2C. Danielle Jones (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 1
Last. Robert W. Motl (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 71
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Background. Exercise training is associated with functional improvements in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), perhaps based on neuroplasticity. However, inferences regarding neuroplasticity req...
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#1Anthony Feinstein (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)H-Index: 51
#3Maria Pia Amato (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 59
Last. Massimo FilippiH-Index: 118
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BACKGROUND: Cognitive dysfunction affects up to 70% of people with progressive MS (PMS). It can exert a deleterious effect on activities of daily living, employment and relationships. Preliminary evidence suggests that performance can improve with cognitive rehabilitation (CR) and aerobic exercise (EX), but existing data are predominantly from people with relapsing-remitting MS without cognitive impairment. There is therefore a need to investigate whether this is also the case in people with pro...
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Persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) often complain about sleep problems. There is less known about objective sleep-electroencephalography (EEG) dimensions within naturalistic conditions (i.e., home and/or familiar setting). The present cross-sectional study examined the associations between objective and subjective sleep, depression, physical activity scores, and MS-related information among PwMS in their familiar setting. The sample consisted of 16 PwMS (mean age: 50.3 years; median Expanded...
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#1Katie L. Cederberg (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 3
#2Brenda Jeng (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 3
Last. Robert W. Motl (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 71
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Abstract Background Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a prominent sleep disorder that often worsens sleep quality and perhaps cognitive function in adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). The present study examined the relationships among RLS prevalence and severity, sleep quality, and perceived cognitive impairment in adults with MS. Methods Participants (N=275) completed the Cambridge-Hopkins Restless Legs Syndrome Questionnaire, the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (IRLS) Scale, th...
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