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Home-based system for physical activity monitoring in patients with multiple sclerosis (Pilot study)

Shammas, L.; Zentek, T.; Haaren, B.von; Schlesinger, S.; Hey, S.; Rashid, A.


Limitations in physical activity are considered as a key problem in patients with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). Contemporary methods to assess the level of physical activity in PwMS are regular clinical observation. However, these methods either rely on high recall and accurate reporting from the patients (e.g. self-report questionnaires), or they are conducted during a particular clinical assessment with predefined activities. Therefore, the main aim of this pilot study was to develop an objective method to gather information about the real type and intensity of daily activities performed by PwMS in every-day living situations using an accelerometer. Furthermore, the accelerometer-derived measures are investigated regarding their potential for discriminating between different MS groups.


Eleven PwMS that were able to walk independently (EDSS ≤ 5) were divided into two groups: mild disability (EDSS 1–2.5; n = 6) and moderate disability (EDSS 3 –5; n = 5). Participants made use of an activity monitor device attached to their waist during their normal daily activities over 4 measurements. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000046397
DOI: 10.1186/1475-925X-13-10
Zitationen: 23
Web of Science
Zitationen: 23
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1475-925X
KITopen-ID: 1000046397
Erschienen in BioMedical Engineering Online
Band 13
Heft 1
Seiten 10
Schlagworte Daily physical activity; Home-Based activity monitoring; Physical activity fluctuation; 3D acceleration sensor; Physical activity level; Gait speed; Step count; Expanded disability status scale (EDSS); Multiple sclerosis
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