Fatigue is associated with physical inactivity in people with multiple sclerosis despite different environmental backgrounds: Merging and comparing cohorts from Turkey and Israel


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ÖZDOĞAR A. T., Kahraman T., ÖZAKBAŞ S., Achiron A., Kalron A.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS, vol.57, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.msard.2021.103456
  • Journal Name: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, Physical activity, Fatigue, Disease related symptoms, SELF-EFFICACY, EXERCISE, SCALE, DISABILITY, IMPACT, PARTICIPATION, INDIVIDUALS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Examining leisure-time physical activity in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) from different environmental backgrounds might increase understanding and awareness of inactivity in PwMS. Therefore, the study objective was twofold; to compare the level of physical activity in PwMS in Israel and Turkey and to examine the relationship between the level of physical activity with common disease-related symptoms and demographical characteristics of PwMS.