Effect of two months selected pillates Training with CD under coach supervision on Women with Multiple Sclerosis

Document Type : original article


1 Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

2 Faculty of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


Purpose: Today, identifying and designing educational, low-cost and accessible exercise interventions for patients, especially those with Multiple Sclerosis appears to be essential. One potential approach may be to practice through media such asose of this study was to investigate the effect of two months pillates training with and without supervision on women with Multiple Sclerosis.
Methods: This study was semi experimental with pre-test and post-test design. Thirty women with multiple sclerosis (age: 43/6 ± 6/24 years, Height: 163/20 ± 5/40cm, weight 60/22 ± 6/52 kg) participated and divided into three groups: control, exercise with deliverd CD, and exercise with coach. SPPB test (balance, walking speed, lower extremity strength) was performed before and after training. The exercises lasted for 8 weeks, 1 hour,3 sessions per week. To analysis of data analysis of covariance (p < 0.05) was used.
Results: Results showed that the SPPB scores of the CD group increased in the post-test compared to the pre-test but did not show a statistically significant difference. (p < 0.05, F (1, 13) = 3.52). However, the effect size was 21persent. That is, two months of selective exercise with a CD at home had a 21% effect on SPPB for women with MS. Also There was a statistically significant increase in SPPB scores in the training group (p = 0.005 and F (1,14) = 0 .11).
Conclusion: It can be concluded that selected Pilate's home exercise with CD on the SPPB of MS patients is 21% effective and can be easily accessed with very low cost and cost. Since this research is the first of its kind in the country, further research is needed.


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  • Receive Date: 22 October 2018
  • Revise Date: 14 April 2019
  • Accept Date: 23 September 2019
  • First Publish Date: 19 February 2021
  • Publish Date: 19 February 2021