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Shefaye Khatam 2019, 8(1): 21-30 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Hippotherapy on Quality of Life in Women with Multiple Sclerosis
Maryam Salehi *, Hasan Mohammadzadeh, Fahimeh Rezaei
Department of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran , maryam_salehi288@yahoo.com
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Introduction: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of hippotherapy on quality of life in women with multiple sclerosis. Materials and Methods: This study is a semi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test and a control group. Among patients with multiple sclerosis, 24 patients from a clinical center in Isfahan were recruited through convenient sampling and randomly and put in the experimental and control groups. In the pre-test step, participants filled out Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life-54 Questionnaire. Then, the experimental group practiced hippotherapy training for 8 weeks (3 days in a week for 30 minutes). After completing the intervention, subjects in both groups participated in the post-test. Results: A significant difference between the mean scores of the experimental and control groups in physical and mental health dimensions of quality of life was observed. Conclusion: Our data indicate that hippotherapy training has a positive effect on the quality of life of women with multiple sclerosis.
Keywords: Quality of Life, Multiple Sclerosis, Women
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Type of Study: Research --- Open Access, CC-BY-NC | Subject: Basic research in Neuroscience
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