Implication of an Intervention Program for the Promotion of Physical Activity in Relation of Quality of Life and Well Being in People With Multiple Sclerosis


  • L. Pedro
  • J.Pais-Ribeiro
  • J.P. Pinheiro


Background: The aim of this study is to examine the interest for relation between quality of life (QOL) and well being of an implementation of a program of physical activity, with patients of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Methods: This is a correlation study. The study includes 27 patients with MS, mean age 44 years, 58,3 % women, 37,5% currently married, 67% retired, mean school level of 12,5 years. We use the questionnaire and the Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life scale (MSQol-54) and sub scale psychological well-being (PWB) of Mental Health Inventory The program consists of an intervention to promote physical activity (IPPA) in a group of eight people, in once a week sessions of 90 minutes, during seven weeks. We analyze the results through the Spearman correlation tests between the dimensions of MSQOL-54 and Well-being. Findings: The Results the correlations between PWB and the domains of MSQOL-54 before application of IPPA and the end of the implementation of IPPA, showed that there were statistically significant correlations between all variables. Discussion: In this study, suggests that IPPA can play an important in the relation between the QOL and PWB of these patients.






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