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1- Assistant Professor, Faculty of Sport Sciences-University of Isfahan,Isfahan,Iran.
2- Assistant Professor, Faculty of Sport Sciences-University of Isfahan ,Isfahan,Iran.
3- Dinani MA, Faculty of Sport Sciences-University of Isfahan
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Introduction: The present study aimed to investigate the effect of an eight-week Pilates training on Memory Quotient (MQ) in multiple sclerosis patients. Methods: A quasi-experimental study with pre-test, post-test design was conducted on a number of 33 women with MS RR aged between 20 and 50 years old who had referred to Multiple Sclerosis Center Isfahan-Iran in 2011. Participants were randomly assigned to two groups i.e. experimental (n = 18) and control (n = 15). The participants’ Memory Quotient (MQ) was evaluated via Wechsler Memory Scale questionnaire (revised WMS-R) before and after 8 weeks. The experimental group received Pilates training 3 sessions a week for 8 weeks with each session lasting for one hour. The control group, however, received the routine exercise. Post-test examination was conducted for both groups at the end of the training program. Analysis of Covariance was employed to analyze the collected data.
Results: The statistical analysis of covariance showed significant differences in Memory Quotient (MQ) in experimental group, compared with baseline and the control group, following 8 weeks of Pilates training. However, no significant difference was observed between the pre-test and post-test data in control group.
Conclusion: Based on our findings, the selected Pilates exercises were shown to be effective in improving Memory Quotient (MQ) in multiple sclerosis patients who participated in this study
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/05/16 | Accepted: 2014/08/17 | Published: 2014/12/23