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Bahari F, Sanatkaran A, Pashang S. The Effects of Water Exercises on the Quality of Life in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. ASJ 2015; 12 (3) :121-128
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1- Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran.
2- Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran.
Abstract:   (5624 Views)

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of water exercises on the quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Methods: 30 multiple sclerosis patients (40-65 years old) were selected by available sample. They were divided into control and experimental groups. The instrument was the Quality of Life Questionnaire (SF-36) in this study. The experimental group participated in 6 weeks of water exercises. The water exercises were held 3 sessions in every week. The every session lasted 60 minutes. The data were analyzed by ANCOVA.
Results: The results showed that water exercises had no significant effect on the quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis. Those only had a significant effect on the pain subscale and reduced it. 

Conclusion: It seems that water exercises can be used as a complementary therapy alongside drug therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis.

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Type of Study: Original |
Received: 2015/03/28 | Accepted: 2015/06/19 | Published: 2015/08/1

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