What is Gym?

Category: Exercises

Most popular types: Aquafit MS Specialty Gym

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A gym is a place where physical activity and sports take place including weights, exercise machines, and exercise classes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 31 13
Weight loss 15 2
Improve mobility 10 2
Improve flexibility/strength 3 2
Increase effect of another treatment 3 0
Mood elevated or improved 3 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 2
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gym

Side effect Patients
Muscle fatigue 1
Pain in knees 1
Pain in shoulder(s) 1
Sciatic nerve pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Gym

Dosage Patients
4 hr weekly 1
1 hr daily 1
2 hr daily 1
60 min m,w,f 1

Why patients stopped taking Gym

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 10
Expense 3
I didn't have enough time 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Doctor's advice 1
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Duration

Currently doing Gym

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped doing Gym

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 13
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 2
$50-99 3
$25-49 7
< $25 3
Not specified 4
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3 patient evaluations for Gym

Dec 18, 2015 (Started Feb 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weight loss)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I now do more outdoor activities, like walk, run and biking. I am saving money. The gym was very useful to get more strenght, balance, coordination and flexibility. I also found out that it was very useful to fight depressive thoughts, so it gave me a nice boost of motivation.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Feb 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for weight loss)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: Major benefits on general health and to MS, of course. Social benefits unexpected and very welcomed. Lazyness, depression and burden were the reason of the drop off.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Weekly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 10, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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