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Intervention Protocol

Non pharmacological interventions for spasticity in multiple sclerosis

  1. Bhasker Amatya1,*,
  2. Loredana La Mantia2,
  3. Marina Demetrios1,
  4. Fary Khan3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the Central Nervous System Group

Published Online: 11 JUL 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 19 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009974


How to Cite

Amatya B, La Mantia L, Demetrios M, Khan F. Non pharmacological interventions for spasticity in multiple sclerosis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD009974. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009974.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park Campus, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    I.R.C.C.S. Santa Maria Nascente Fondazione Don Gnocchi, Unit of Neurology - Multiple Sclerosis Center, Milano, Italy

  3. 3

    University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

*Bhasker Amatya, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park Campus, Poplar Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria, 3052, Australia. Bhasker.Amatya@mh.org.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 11 JUL 2012

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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:

This review aims to investigate the effectiveness and safety of non pharmacological interventions for the management of spasticity in people with MS in improving patient outcomes.

Specific questions to be addressed by this review include the following.

  • Are non pharmacological interventions (uni-disciplinary and/or multidisciplinary rehabilitation) effective in minimising impairment, activity limitation and participation restriction in people with MS with spasticity?
  • What type of non pharmacological interventions (uni-disciplinary and/or multidisciplinary rehabilitation) are effective in reducing spasticity in people with MS, and in which setting?
  • Are non pharmacological interventions (uni-disciplinary and/or multidisciplinary rehabilitation) effective in minimising the burden of care and improving quality of life in people with MS with spasticity?