The Effects of a Dyadic Intervention on Physical Activity Levels and Patterns in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis and Their Care-Partners: A Pilot Case Study

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Title: The Effects of a Dyadic Intervention on Physical Activity Levels and Patterns in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis and Their Care-Partners: A Pilot Case Study
Authors: Awadia, Zain
Date: 2022-09-22
Embargo: 2023-09-22
Abstract: Physical activity is one approach that may help manage the symptoms experienced by persons with MS and the burden faced by their care-partners. This thesis examined: i) the efficacy of a physical activity intervention for increasing physical activity in dyads affected by moderate-to- severe MS; and (ii) the interdependence in physical activity in MS-care-partner dyads. A 12- week, randomized pilot feasibility trial was conducted in five (two intervention; three control) MS-care-partner dyads. Participants self-reported physical activity and wore an accelerometer for 7-days at baseline and 12-weeks (i.e., follow-up). A large effect of the intervention was observed on self-reported physical activity (d= 0.98) and time spent sedentary (d= -1.26). Most correlations in physical activity within dyads were moderate-to-strong at baseline (rs range= 0.33-0.72) and over time (rs range= 0.40-0.80). The results from this pilot case study lay the foundation for larger physical activity interventions in dyads affected by MS.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/44087
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-28300
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -
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