Implications of the Intervention Program for Physical Activity (IPPA) in the Perception of Illness and Wellbeing in People with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Luísa Pedro, José Pais-Ribeiro, João Páscoa Pinheiro

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the implications of the IPPA in the perception of illness and wellbeing in MS patients. Methods - This is a quasi experimental study non-randomized study with 24 MS patients diagnosed at least 1 year before, and with an EDSS score of under 7. We used the IPPA in 3 groups of eight people in 3 Portuguese hospitals (Lisbon, Coimbra, and Porto). The sessions were held once a week for 90 minutes, over a period of 7 weeks. The instruments used were: We asked the subjects the question “Please classify the severity of your disease?” and used the Personal Wellbeing Scale (PWS) at the beginning (time A) and end (time B) of the IPPA. We used the SPSS version 20. A non-parametric statistical hypothesis test (Wilcoxon test) was used for the variable analysis. The intervention followed the recommendations of the Helsinki Declaration. Results – The results suggest that there are differences between time A and B, the perception of illness decreased (p<0.08), while wellbeing increased (p<0.01). Conclusions: The IPPA can play an important role in modifying the perception of disease severity and personal wellbeing.

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Pedro L., Pais-Ribeiro J. and Páscoa Pinheiro J. (2013). Implications of the Intervention Program for Physical Activity (IPPA) in the Perception of Illness and Wellbeing in People with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) . In Proceedings of the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS, ISBN 978-989-8565-79-2, pages 53-55. DOI: 10.5220/0004615300530055


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsports13,
author={Luísa Pedro and José Pais-Ribeiro and João Páscoa Pinheiro},
title={Implications of the Intervention Program for Physical Activity (IPPA) in the Perception of Illness and Wellbeing in People with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,},
year={2013},
pages={53-55},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004615300530055},
isbn={978-989-8565-79-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,
TI - Implications of the Intervention Program for Physical Activity (IPPA) in the Perception of Illness and Wellbeing in People with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
SN - 978-989-8565-79-2
AU - Pedro L.
AU - Pais-Ribeiro J.
AU - Páscoa Pinheiro J.
PY - 2013
SP - 53
EP - 55
DO - 10.5220/0004615300530055