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Title: "Standing up is a little thing that's actually a big thing" : a mixed methods investigation of the use of Oswestry standing frames in the homes of people with severe multiple sclerosis
Author: Hendrie, Wendy Ann
ISNI:       0000 0004 2741 2937
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2011
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Aim Weakness and poor balance can limit opportunities for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to engage with standing activities. This can lead to deconditioning and other secondary complications of inactivity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of regular standing in an Oswestry frame on some secondary complications of inactivity and exptore the lived experience of using a standing frame Method A mixed-methods study was undertaken over 48 weeks using 9 people with severe MS. Quantitative strand - multiple-baseline, single-case experiments were used. Outcomes: Amended Motor Club Assessment, Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, Penn Spasm Scale, bowel frequency and pain scale. Qualitative strand - a case study approach with a phenomenological perspective explored the experiences of living with MS, using a frame and self-managed standing. Findings A significant improvement (p
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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