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Study suggest that an individualized rehabilitation program effectively reduces disability in patients

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:22pm
Personal rehab helpful for multiple sclerosis
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:38pm GMT - Reuters-Uk

By Michelle Rizzo

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a study in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry suggest that an individualized rehabilitation program effectively reduces disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

"Persons with MS are expected to have a normal lifespan and live for many decades with a range of problems," Dr. Fary Khan, of the University of Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues write.

In order to assess the effectiveness of rehabilitation in MS patients, the researchers conducted a study with 101 patients who were randomly assigned to an individualized program or standard care.

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