Exercise as a Strategy to Treat Cognitive Dysfunction in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis

Sponsored by University of California, Los Angeles

Phase Quota
Phase 1

Many persons with Multiple Sclerosis ( MS) have problems with memory and thinking.Exercise has been shown to improve memory and thinking in persons with diseases such as Alzheimer's. This study will investigate whether a program of aerobic exercise can improve memory and thinking in persons with MS

Study Start Date: July 2010

Estimated Completion Date: July 2014

Specialties: Psychiatry: Neuropsych Sciences,Psychotherapy/analysis Neurology: Demyelinating Disorders,Neurorehabilitation Physical Medicine & Rehab:


  • Behavioral: exercise
  • Behavioral: stretching

Inclusion criteria

  • Clinical Diagnosis of MS Complaints of cognitive problems Able to ride a recumbent cross trainer

Exclusion criteria

  • Cardiopulmonary or structural disease that would limit ability to participate in exercise training On treatment with chemotherapy or natalizumab Screening score of >50 on PASAT

Study Locations And Contact Information

  • UCalifornia at Los Angeles, Los Angeles California
  • CAl State University at Northridge, Northridge California

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