Evaluation of activities of daily living in context of motor and process skills in people with multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • People with all types of multiple sclerosis (MS) and across all disability levels demonstrate reduced performance for activities of daily living (ADL).

Why this matters

  • Referral to occupational therapy (OT) is initiated when people with MS (pwMS) begin to experience mobility problems but decline in motor skills and process skills may also impact ADL.

  • Results from this study suggest that OT and education should be initiated earlier in pwMS and should include a combination of restorative, adaptive, and educational models for ADL training.