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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Protective Step Training in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Principal Investigator:

Daniel Peterson

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: August 2018 - July 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $151,753
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


PROJECT SUMMARY: About 28,000 Veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS) receive care from the VA each year. Most of these Veterans have poor balance and fall frequently. These falls significantly affect Veterans’ quality of life and increase cost of care. Current rehabilitation strategies to prevent falls are inadequate. Protective step training is a novel and promising treatment in which people are exposed to repeated slips. This training aims to improve automatic postural control including quick,...

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