FatEx Study: Effects of an internet based strength and endurance training on fatigue in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

Positive effects of physical activity and training in people with multiple sclerosis are known. Modern communication techniques such as the Internet enable economic and individual training support. Our own preliminary work has shown the practicability and effectiveness of Internet-supported training for people with multiple sclerosis. Further details on the procedure and content of the Internet-based training can be found at www.ms-intakt.sport.uni-erlangen.de

The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of Internet-based strength and endurance training (e-training) on fatigue in people with relapsing-remitting MS and clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). In addition, the impact of e-Training on cognition, self-perception, disease management, depression and quality of life will be investigated. Prerequisite for participation is an immunomodulatory standard basic therapy with INFbeta-1b.

The randomized, controlled study is a one-year, multi-center follow-up at a total of 10 study centers in Germany. The intervention (intervention group: 3 months, waiting control group: 6 months training) takes place centrally and internet-based at the Institute for Sports Science and Sport of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen.

Period: 2012-2014
Project managers: Prof. Dr. Herbert Schreiber, Dr. Michael Lang (Neuropoint Ulm)
Project staff: Dr. Alexander Tallner, Rabea Trumpp, Steffi Pelz
Cooperation partner: NeurotransData (NTD)
Sponsor: Neuropoint Ulm
Webpage: http://www.ms-intakt.sport.uni-erlangen.de/wissenschaftliche-studien/die-fatex-studie/