A telehealth group-based intervention to increase physical activity in multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • The telehealth eFIT tool may be an effective, accessible intervention to increase physical activity levels in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Why this matters

  • People with MS have an increased risk of sedentary behaviors due to illness-related symptoms despite exercise benefits being manifold; as such, the aim is to devise new methods of increasing exercise participation in this population.

  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, non-contact treatment and consultations have become increasingly popular; as such, deployment of remote, targeted group interventions including exercise are clinically feasible, and may gradually form an integral part of MS patient care.