About this project
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease affecting the central nervous system. Balance and gait disturbances are common and affects quality of life. Physical therapy interventions are used to improve physical capacity however, the there is lack of evidence for the effect of training interventions for people with more disability. The risk of falls is often high due to the affected balance. Using assistive walking devices may reduce the gait disturbance however it is unclear if they are support or barriers in a fall situation. The perspective of being next-of-kin in the daily life living with a person who often falls has not been described. The aims are 1) in a regional multi-centre randomised controlled trial investigate the effects of balance training for persons who have limited walking capacity ; 2) using interviews investigate fallsituations; 3) using interviews describe the situation for next-of-kins.
Data collection is on-going.