Health-Related Quality of Life in Women with Multiple Sclerosis
While significant effort is devoted to understanding the causes and clinical course of multiple sclerosis (MS), additional research efforts are required to understand the impact of the disease on an individual’s ability to meet the demands of daily life. A growing body of literature based on patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures gives us insight into the quality of life (QOL) of MS patients, allowing physicians and others to understand the burden of this particular chronic disease. The field of QOL research in MS encompasses a variety of issues that pertain to the daily lives of patients and has begun to delineate which of these issues are the most impactful. Careful consideration and analysis of PROs demonstrate that certain facets of QOL differ between certain groups of patients. From this research a picture has begun to emerge in which QOL for women with MS differs from that of men with MS in unique ways.
KeywordsMultiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Patient Expand Disability Status Scale Expand Disability Status Scale Score Modify Fatigue Impact Scale
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