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Intervention Protocol

Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for adults with multiple sclerosis

  1. F Khan,
  2. L Turner-Stokes,
  3. L Ng,
  4. S Abrahamson,
  5. T Kilpatrick

Editorial Group: Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis Group

Published Online: 19 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006036


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Khan F, Turner-Stokes L, Ng L, Abrahamson S, Kilpatrick T. Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for adults with multiple sclerosis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD006036. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006036.

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*Dr Fary Khan, Rehabilitation Physician, Department of Medicine, Melbourne Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service, Melbourne Health, University of Melbourne, Poplar Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria, 3052, AUSTRALIA. fary.khan@mh.org.au.

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  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2006

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess effectiveness of organized multidisciplinary rehabilitation in adults with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) aged 18 years and above. This includes all measures of activities and participation outlined by the World Health Organization in the International Classification of Functioning, Health and Disability (WHO 2001). To explore approaches that are effective in different settings, and the outcomes that are affected. Specific objectives are:

·Does organized multidisciplinary rehabilitation achieve better outcomes than the absence of such services in patients with MS?
·Does a greater intensity (time and /or expertise) of rehabilitation lead to greater gains?
·Which type of programmes are effective and in which setting?
·Which specific outcomes are influenced (dependency, mood, social reintegration, return to work etc)?
·Are there demonstrable cost- benefits for multi disciplinary rehabilitation in MS?