"MS is always in the back of your mind. If there is something you want to do, you always wonder if the MS will allow you do to it." -Darlene, living with MS for 22 years Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) is challenging and multidimensional. MS pervades all aspects of life: one's body becomes unpredictable and unreliable, one's identity and sense of self are tested, and relationships with others often change. MS symptoms emerge and remit; limitations evolve and progress. MS rehabilitation is an active, person-centered, and goal-oriented process embedded within a respectful and collaborative partnership between the person with MS and the members of his or her rehabilitation treatment team. Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a guiding framework, Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation: From Impairment to Participation provides a comprehensive and evidence-based resource to inform and guide clinical reasoning and decision making during each phase of the MS rehabilitation process, from initial referral to post-discharge follow-up.
With an emphasis on the application of evidence throughout the entire MS rehabilitation process, the specific objectives of the book are to increase the understanding of: The nature and impact of specific impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions experienced by people with MS How to select and use valid, reliable, and relevant assessment tools to inform the development of rehabilitation goals and intervention plans, and to evaluate outcomes This book provides information about the nature and impact of MS on the daily lives of people living with the disease, describes evidence-based assessment processes and instruments, and summarizes current knowledge that can inform goal setting and intervention planning. Thoughtful application of the knowledge contained in this book will inform and guide rehabilitation providers to work collaboratively with people with MS and enable them to achieve their goals for participation in everyday life.
Foundations Introduction Marcia Finlayson Multiple Sclerosis Basics Michelle Cameron, Marcia Finlayson, and Jurg Kesselring Stories to Inform the Art of Rehabilitation Practice Marcia Finlayson An Overview of Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Jutta Hinrichs and Marcia Finlayson Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation for Impairments in Body Structure and Function Fatigue Marcia Finlayson, Sverker Johansson, and Daphne Kos Balance Disorders Davide Cattaneo and Johanna Jonsdottir Muscle Strength, Tone, and Coordination Francois Bethoux and Matthew H. Sutliff Cognition Eynat Ben Ari, Ralph H. B. Benedict, Nicholas G. LaRocca, and Lauren S. Caruso Chronic Pain Dawn M. Ehde, Anna L. Kratz, James P. Robinson, and Mark P. Jensen Depression David C. Mohr Visual Impairments Julie Ann Nastasi, Stephen Krieger, and Janet C. Rucker Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation for Activity Limitations and Participation Restrictions Communication Kathryn M. Yorkston and Carolyn R. Baylor Mobility Susan E. Bennett and Marcia Finlayson Self-Care Susan Forwell and Amy Perrin Ross Domestic Life Marcia Finlayson, Eva Mansson Lexell, and Susan Forwell Employment Kurt L. Johnson and Robert T. Fraser Physical Activity and Leisure Matthew Plow and Robert W. Motl The Influence of Personal and Environmental Context on Multiple Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Influences of Age and Sex Marcia Finlayson, Tanuja Chitnis, and Elizabeth A. Hartman Other Health Concerns Ruth Ann Marrie Coping Kenneth I. Pakenham Physical Environment Dory Sabata and Nancy Lowenstein Caregiving Kenneth I. Pakenham and Marcia Finlayson Cultural Considerations Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar and Fabricio E. Balcazar Moving into the Future Optimizing Rehabilitation Experiences Marcia Finlayson and Lisa I. Iezzoni Index