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Mental toughness, sleep disturbances, and physical activity in patients with multiple sclerosis compared to healthy adolescents and young adults

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, June 2016
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Title
Mental toughness, sleep disturbances, and physical activity in patients with multiple sclerosis compared to healthy adolescents and young adults
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Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, June 2016
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s111208
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Serge Brand, Markus Gerber, Nadeem Kalak, Sakari Lemola, Peter J. Clough, Pasquale Calabrese, Vahid Shaygannejad, Uwe Pühse, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Dena Sadeghi Bahmani

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common chronic autoimmune demyelinating and inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, afflicting both the body and mind. The risk of suffering from MS is 2.5-3.5 times greater in females than in males. While there is extant research on fatigue, depression, and cognitive impairment in patients with MS during its clinical course, there is a lack of research focusing on sleep, psychological functioning, and physical activity (PA) at the point of disease onset. The aims of the present study were therefore, to assess the markers of mental toughness (MT) as a dimension of psychological functioning, sleep disturbances (SD), and PA among patients at the moment of disease onset and to compare these with the corresponding values for healthy adolescents and young adults. A total of 23 patients with MS at disease onset (mean age =32.31 years; 91% females), 23 healthy adolescents (mean age =17.43 years; 82% females), and 25 healthy young adults (mean age =20.72 years; 80% females) took part in the study. They completed questionnaires covering sociodemographic data, MT, SD, and PA. Patients with MS had similar scores for MT traits as those in healthy adolescents and healthy young adults, and equivalent levels of moderate-intensity PA and SD as young adults. MS patients reported lower levels of vigorous PA compared to both healthy adolescents and young adults. The pattern of the results of the present study suggests that the onset of MS is not associated with poor MT, poor sleep, or reduced moderate-intensity PA. Lower levels of vigorous PA were observed in MS patients. Low levels of vigorous PA may lead to decreased cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with MS and, in the long run, to reduced cardiovascular health and degraded psychological functioning.

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Unknown 62 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 19%
Student > Master 11 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 13%
Researcher 7 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Other 10 16%
Unknown 7 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 26%
Sports and Recreations 12 19%
Neuroscience 8 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 12 19%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 July 2016.
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#8,768,827
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#1,263
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#133,004
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Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#63
of 98 outputs
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