Background: In the recent decades, the relationship between psycho-physical disorders and weather conditions has taken on an increased scientific solidity. Furthermore, it is known to every clinician that healthcare practice has an important role in the management of psycho-physical disorders of patients affected by multiple sclerosis. Given that meteorosensitivity is related to the psycho-physical feebleness, this study is an attempt to clarify if treatments in a non-acute care rehabilitation centre can reduce the meteorosensitivity in patients with multiple sclerosis. Methods: In the spring 2014, 42 patients with MS, at Fondazione Don Gnocchi Santa Maria Nascente Centre (Milan, Italy), were observed by two evaluations (initial and final). The initial evaluation was the administration of METEO-Q, a questionnaire able to quantify the meteorosensitivity degree of the subjects, and Beck Depression Inventory-II, mainly. For each patient, passed one month, the final evaluation was carried out with the same modalities. Results: A statistically significant difference was found between initial and final meteorosensitivity degree (P=0.01), with better scores in final evaluations for most of the subjects. The correlation between Beck Depression Inventory-II and meteorosensitivity degree resulted significant and positive (R=0.377; P=0.001) and it confirms the link between psycho-physical feebleness and meteorosensitivity. Finally, no significant correlation emerged between initial meteorosensitivity degree and body mass index (R=0.187; P=0.236). Conclusions: This study confirms the possibility of improving meteorosensitivity, probably by rehabilitation too. Future studies could clarify the effects of health care practice on meteorosensitivity.
Meteorosensitivity in a group of patients affected by multiple sclerosis and hospitalized in a rehabilitation facility : an observational study / L. Freti, V. Condemi, M. Mazza, M. Di Nicola, L. Janiri, A. Antonietti, M. Gestro, U. Solimene. - In: ALTERNATIVE & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE. - ISSN 2327-5162. - 6:4(2017 Oct), pp. 252.1-252.8.
|Titolo:||Meteorosensitivity in a group of patients affected by multiple sclerosis and hospitalized in a rehabilitation facility : an observational study|
CONDEMI, VINCENZO (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||multiple sclerosis; rehabilitation; biometeorology; complementary therapies; depression|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/34 - Medicina Fisica e Riabilitativa|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ott-2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2327-5162.1000252|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|