Does the Sensory Interaction Effect the Level of Physical Activity in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis?

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Eldemir K., Özkul Ç., Güçlü Gündüz A., Apaydın Y., Yazıcı G., Söke F., ...More

10TH WORLD CONGRESS FOR NEUROREHABILITATION (WCNR 2018), Mumbai, India, 7 - 10 February 2018, vol.32, pp.431

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 32
  • City: Mumbai
  • Country: India
  • Page Numbers: pp.431
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: To investigate the relationship between sensory interaction and level of physical activity in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Methods: Fourteen patients with MS and 14 healthy matched controls were recruited in this study. Sensory interaction was evaluated with BioSwayTM Modified Sensory Organization Test (MSOT). Sensory organization tests were done 4 different conditions;1: Eyes open-firm surface, 2: Eyes closed-firm surface, 3: Eyes open-foam surface and 4: Eyes closedfoam surface.The level of physical activity was assessed by International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and performed sub-parameters of IPAQ (MET-minutes/week).

Results: MSOT-1 was correlated with total domestic and garden activity (r=0.61 p<0.05) and MSOT-4 was correlated with total moderate activity (r=0.57, p< 0.05) in patients groups;MSOT-2 (r=0.62, p< 0.05) total Leisure-Time activity (r=0.54, p< 0.05) and MSOT-3 was correlated with total domestic and garden activity(r=-0.56, p< 0.05) in controls. We could not find any relationship between MSOT and other parameter of IPAQ in


Conclusions: Interestingly, these results showed that once IPAQ (total domestic&garden and total moderate activity (MET-minutes/week)) increase, MSOT scores increase in patient with MS. On the other hand, as the total Leisure-Time activity increases, MSOT-2 scores increase while as total domestic and garden activity the MSOT-3 scores detoriate. This results showed that there is a positively relationship between IPAQ and MSOT-1, 4 scores as patients with MS spend more energy and time to do the activity. Therefore, we think these results of this exploratory study should be confirmed in prospective studies.