Poster Sessions - 2018 Research Day

Event Title

Observations on Educational Interventions for Physical Activity in a Patient with Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

4-6-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

4-6-2018 5:30 PM

Abstract

Background and Purpose: The purpose of this retrospective case report is to investigate the impact of educational interventions (EI) focused on safety with functional mobility and physical activity (PA) in a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) and her family in order to ensure future patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are able to maximize independence following outpatient day rehabilitation (DR).

Case Description: The patient was a 59-year-old female with SPMS who developed a left lower extremity (LE) deep vein thrombosis (DVT), resulting in decreased mobility. The patient was treated in outpatient DR for decreased mobility with patient/family education, functional mobility practice, and therapeutic exercise.

Outcomes: The patient made little net improvement with functional mobility as demonstrated through continued need for reiteration on patient/family education topics, required physical assistance with functional mobility, and score on Day Rehabilitation Outcome Measure (Day ROS), a measurement tool for assessing independence on activities of daily living.

Discussion: Research supports the need for health coaching using behavior of change models in patients with chronic illnesses, though the patient demonstrated little net progress in mobility and with comprehension of education topics. The addition of coaching may have changed the patient outcomes

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Research was supported by GSU Office of Student Life

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Apr 6th, 4:00 PM Apr 6th, 5:30 PM

Observations on Educational Interventions for Physical Activity in a Patient with Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report

Hall of Governors

Background and Purpose: The purpose of this retrospective case report is to investigate the impact of educational interventions (EI) focused on safety with functional mobility and physical activity (PA) in a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) and her family in order to ensure future patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are able to maximize independence following outpatient day rehabilitation (DR).

Case Description: The patient was a 59-year-old female with SPMS who developed a left lower extremity (LE) deep vein thrombosis (DVT), resulting in decreased mobility. The patient was treated in outpatient DR for decreased mobility with patient/family education, functional mobility practice, and therapeutic exercise.

Outcomes: The patient made little net improvement with functional mobility as demonstrated through continued need for reiteration on patient/family education topics, required physical assistance with functional mobility, and score on Day Rehabilitation Outcome Measure (Day ROS), a measurement tool for assessing independence on activities of daily living.

Discussion: Research supports the need for health coaching using behavior of change models in patients with chronic illnesses, though the patient demonstrated little net progress in mobility and with comprehension of education topics. The addition of coaching may have changed the patient outcomes