Non pharmacological interventions for spasticity in multiple sclerosis

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  • Intervention

Authors

  • Bhasker Amatya,

    Corresponding author
    1. Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park Campus, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 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.

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  • Loredana La Mantia,

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

    1. Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park Campus, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Fary Khan

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

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?