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Energy Conservation Techniques are an Effective form of Treatment for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

1 January 2009


The use of energy conservation techniques in occupational therapy practice leads to a decrease in fatigue impact for persons with multiple sclerosis. A randomized controlled trial (Mathiowetz, et al., 2005) reports that the efficacy and effectiveness of an energy conservation course decreases fatigue impact, and increases self-efficacy and some aspects of quality of life. An energy conservation course “taught by occupational therapists is a legitimate non-pharmacological approach for managing fatigue for persons with multiple sclerosis.” (p. 600)
What are the effects of energy conservation techniques on fatigue for patients with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis?


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