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Title: Correlates of objectively measured physical activity among people with multiple sclerosis: A Cross-Sectional Study
Authors: Fortune, J
Norris, M
Stennett, A
Kilbride, C
Lavelle, G
Hendrie, W
De Souza, L
Victor, C
Ryan, J
Keywords: multiple sclerosis;physical activity;moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA);light physical activity (LPA);MS
Issue Date: 10-Dec-2021
Publisher: Frontiers SA
Citation: Fortune J, et al. (2021) 'Correlates of Objectively Measured Physical Activity Among People With Multiple Sclerosis: A Cross-Sectional Study', Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 2, 726436, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.3389/fresc.2021.726436.
Abstract: Background: Identifying correlates of physical activity for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is essential to design effective physical activity interventions. Methods: Participants completed a battery of questionnaires and wore an ActiGraph accelerometer. Light physical activity and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (min/day) were calculated. Associations were examined using multiple linear regression adjusted for demographic and clinical confounders. Results: Fifty-eight adults with MS participated (mean±SD age: 56.8 ± 9.2yr; 67% female). MS type was associated with time in light physical activity. Participants with secondary progressive MS (B=-54.0, 95% CI -84.7 to -23.3) and primary progressive MS (B=-42.9, 95% CI -77.5 to -8.3) spent less time in light physical activity than those with relapsing remitting MS. Walking capacity (MSWS-12) was associated with time in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (B=-0.36, 95% CI -0.72 to -0.01). Conclusion: This study identifies walking capacity and type of MS as correlates of PA, which may inform development of interventions to promote physical activity.
Other Identifiers: ORCiD: Jennifer Fortune
ORCiD: Meriel Norris
ORCiD: Cherry Kilbride
ORCiD: Grace Lavelle
ORCiD: Lorraine De Souza
ORCiD: Christina Victor
ORCiD: Jennifer M. Ryan
Appears in Collections:Dept of Health Sciences Research Papers

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