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  • Effectiveness of Eight-Week Pilates Training on Interleukine-18 Level, Fatigue, and Balance

    Volume 10, Issue 6 (Nov & Des - In Press 2020) J Research Health 2020, 10(6): 6-6 | Back to browse issues page


    Asvar S, Taghian F. The Effectiveness of Eight-Week Pilates Training on Interleukine-18 Level, Fatigue, and Balance among Women with Multiple Sclerosis. J Research Health. 2020; 10 (6) :6-6
    URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-1789-en.html

    The Effectiveness of Eight-Week Pilates Training on Interleukine-18 Level, Fatigue, and Balance among Women with Multiple Sclerosis
    Soodabeh Asvar1 , Farzaneh Taghian 2
    1- Department of Physical Education and sport Science, Isfahan (Khorasgan) branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
    2- Department of Physical Education and sport Science, Isfahan (Khorasgan) branch , Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran. , f_taghian@yahoo.com


    Abstract:
    It is commonly recognized that proinflammatory cytokines in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) may increasingly cause inflammation. In this regard, the current study was aimed to shed light on the effectiveness of eight-week Pilates training program at interleukin-18 (IL-18) stage, severity of fatigue and balance as well as physical disability in females with MS. This study was a quasi-experimental research with a pre-test / post-test and control group that was conducted in Sirjan, Iran.

    A total of 30 female MS patients (mean age of 30.156.97 y and 2≤Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) ≤5.5 were chosen using a purposeful sampling method and finally was divided into control and experimental groups . For eight weeks, three sessions per week (lasting 45-60 minutes), the experimental group conducted Pilates exercises; but the control group had no regular physical activity. Fatigue, physical disability and balance were evaluated before and after the specified program by using Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), and Berg Balance Scale (BBS), respectively. In addition, respondents took 5 ml of blood to evaluate their IL-18 levels. An independent t-test was also used to compare pre-test and posttest scores.

    Accordingly, the findings indicated that Pilates training program significantly decreased levels of IL-18, the severity of fatigue, and the amount of physical disability in females with MS (p≤0.05); and significantly increased the balance (p≤0.05). Patients with MS can therefore make the best use of such exercises to strengthen their immune system and performance.

    Keywords: Pilates training, Interleukine-18, Muscle fatigue, Disabilities, Multiple sclerosis

    Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Psychology and Social Health
    Received: 2019/06/24 | Accepted: 2019/10/8 | Published: 2020/11/30
    Dave Bexfield
    ActiveMSers

  • #2
    Thanks for post Dave! I have been scouring the clinical studies lately to see if there are articles that discuss best way to strengthen the lumbo-pelivic hip complex and keep coming across Pilates!!! This article abstract doesn’t detail specific Pilates moves that were used. I would be interested to know Which ones. I did find a lot of Pilates videos designed for MS on internet but too many to judge quality of most efficient.

    Here is a Pilates videos I thought that met muster, enjoy!

    for daily stretching with MS with pts 10 min
    https://youtu.be/GKDU6pPH4lo

    here is NIH 30 min Pilates class https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/ms-and-fibromyalgia-pilates-exercise-video/


    here is 30 min slow beginners Pilates class https://youtu.be/bZ4h0_EAygM

    Do any of you have videos Or live streams of Pilates you like? Please share, I’d love to try!




    Last edited by Suebee; 11-15-2020, 08:58 PM. Reason: Add links

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    • #3
      A bit more ....the links above are considered “gentle” or beginner Pilates. I came across this virtual library of over 40 exercises for varying levels for all you ActiveMSers ready for a bigger challenge. https://video.pilates.com/categories/free-workouts
      enjoy!

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