Effects of aerobic exercise and yoga on fatigue and general health of patients with multiple sclerosis: a randomized trial

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Ali Hassanpour Dehkordi 1 , * , Masod Nikfarjam 2

1 Nursing and Midwifery Community-oriented Research Center, Dept. of Internal-Surgical, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran

2 Dept. of Psychiatry, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran

How to Cite: Hassanpour Dehkordi A, Nikfarjam M. Effects of aerobic exercise and yoga on fatigue and general health of patients with multiple sclerosis: a randomized trial, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2016 ; 19(6):e69793. doi: 10.22110/jkums.v19i6.2567.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 19 (6); e69793
Published Online: January 29, 2016
Article Type: Article Commentary
Received: August 02, 2015
Accepted: January 26, 2016
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Abstract

Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common disease of central nervous system (CNS) that causes sensorimotor complications through demyelination of CNS neurons. This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of aerobic exercise and yoga on the fatigue and general health of patients with multiple sclerosis.

Methods: In this clinical trial, the samples were randomly assigned to three groups of yoga (n: 30), aerobics exercises (n: 30), and control group (n: 30). The data were analyzed by SPSS software using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation), ANOVA and independent and pair t-test.

Results: The results indicated no significant difference in fatigue and general health among the three groups prior to the study, but after the study, the results showed a significant difference in general health and fatigue in yoga and aerobic exercise groups.

Conclusion: Yoga and aerobics exercise decreased the fatigue, promoted the general health, and improved the psychological performance and efficiency of MS patients.

Keywords

Yoga aerobics exercise fatigue general health MS

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