Urbana, Illinois 61801


This study looks to see the effects of a home based exercise program on falls in people with MS.

Study summary:

The purposes of this project are four-fold: 1) to determine if a 6-month home-based targeted exercise program results in immediate and sustained reduction in falls risk and incidence ; 2) to identify the factors that contribute to a reduction in fall risk and incidence; 3) to determine if a decrease in physiological fall risk and/or fall incidence results in increased quality of life and participation in older adults with MS; and 4) to determine the association between cognition, environment and comorbidities on future falls and intervention efficacy.


Inclusion Criteria: - The inclusion criteria involve having an established definite diagnosis of MS - Ability to walk 25 feet with or without aid - Relapse free in the last 30 days - Being ≥ 50 years of age - Having fallen at least once in the past year - Physician approval to engage in light physical activity - Willingness and ability to attend the training sessions and testing sessions. Exclusion Criteria: - We will exclude all individuals with risk factors contra-indicative for undertaking strenuous exercise. - During the initial phone contact with the project coordinator, participants will verbally respond to a health history questionnaire. - Those individuals who are asymptomatic and meet no more than one risk factor threshold including family history of coronary heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle will be considered at low risk and included for participation.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jacob J Sosnoff, PhD
Motor Control Lab, University of Illinois

Jen Wajda, BS
Phone: 217-300-1696
Email: jwajda@illinois.edu

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Urbana, Illinois 61801
United States

Jen Wajda, BS
Phone: 217-330-1696
Email: jwajda@illinois.edu

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 18, 2018

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