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dc.contributor.authorDennett, Ren
dc.contributor.authorHendrie, Wen
dc.contributor.authorJarrett, Len
dc.contributor.authorCreanor, Sen
dc.contributor.authorBarton, Aen
dc.contributor.authorHawton, Aen
dc.contributor.authorFreeman, JAen

<jats:sec><jats:title>Objectives</jats:title><jats:p>The study aim was to explore the experiences of people with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and their standing assistants during their participation in Standing Up in Multiple Sclerosis, a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a home-based, self-managed standing frame programme.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Design</jats:title><jats:p>A qualitative approach, using audio diary methodology was used to collect data contemporaneously. Diary data were transcribed verbatim and analysed using thematic analysis.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Setting</jats:title><jats:p>Participants were recruited from eight healthcare organisations in two regions of the UK. The intervention was home-based.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Participants</jats:title><jats:p>As part of the RCT, 140 participants were randomly allocated to either usual care or usual care plus a standing frame programme. Using a sampling matrix 12 people with progressive MS (6 female, aged 35–71 years, Expanded Disability Status Scale 6.5–8.0) and 8 standing assistants (4 female) kept audio diaries of their experiences.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Intervention</jats:title><jats:p>The standing frame programme involved two face-to-face home-based physiotherapy sessions to set up the standing frame programme, supplemented by educational material designed to optimise self-efficacy. Participants were encouraged to stand for at least 30 min, three times a week for the 36-week study period.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Results</jats:title><jats:p>Four main themes were identified: “Feeling like the old me”; ‘Noticing a difference’; “I want to do it right” and “You have a good day, you have a bad day”.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Conclusions</jats:title><jats:p>Supported standing helped people with progressive MS feel more like their old selves and provided a sense of normality and enjoyment. People noticed improvements in physical and psychological symptoms, which were often associated with increased participation in activities they valued. Provision of support from a physiotherapist and recognition of the variable nature of the condition were highlighted as factors to consider when establishing a standing programme.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Trial registration number</jats:title><jats:p><jats:ext-link xmlns:xlink="" ext-link-type="uri" xlink:href="ISRCTN69614598">ISRCTN69614598</jats:ext-link>.</jats:p></jats:sec>

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dc.title“I’m in a very good frame of mind”: a qualitative exploration of the experience of standing frame use in people with progressive multiple sclerosisen
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.journalBMJ Openen
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