Aburub, A, Khalil, H, Al-Sharman, A, Alomari, M and Khabour, O (2017) The association between physical activity and sleep characteristics in people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 12. 29 -33. ISSN 2211-0356

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The majority of individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) suffer from sleep disorders. In this study, we investigated the relationship between physical activity and sleep characteristics in MS patients.

Sixty MS patients were recruited in the study. Sleep characteristics were assessed using the Actisleep device while physical activity levels were assessed using mobility accelerometer.

The results showed that means (±SD) of sleep latency (SL) and sleep efficiency (ES) for MS patients were 23.89±13.23min and 87.52±76.89% respectively. The participants' total time in sleep (TST) and wake after sleep onset (WASO) were 353.25±63.98min and 83.84±42.23min respectively. With respect to physical activity levels, means (±SD) of light (LA), moderate (MA), vigorous (VA) activities and moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) were 11,660.15±18,145, 212.04±148.67, 9.70±9.26 and 222.88±154.60 counts per minute, respectively. Pearson's correlation analysis showed that WASO correlated significantly with LA, MA and MVPA (P<0.05). These correlations remained significant even after accounting for age, body weight and disease severity (P<0.05).

The results show a positive relationship of physical activity with sleep parameters in individuals with MS.

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Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Elsevier at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2016.12.010 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, Physical activity, Sleep characteristics, Sleep disturbances, Accelerometry, Adult, Cross-Sectional Studies, Exercise, Humans, Motor Activity, Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting, Sleep, Sleep Wake Disorders, Time Factors, Wakefulness
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC346 Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, including speech disorders
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health and Rehabilitation
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 10:13
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 10:34
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/6426

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