Quality of life in multiple sclerosis

J Med Life. Oct-Dec 2010;3(4):352-8.

Abstract

An overall aim of treatment in multiple sclerosis is to lower the negative impact of the disease on functioning and quality of life of patients. Therefore, a measurement of functioning and quality of life should be included in the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment. The most commonly used quality of life questionnaires, either generic or specific, were presented in this paper,. Information about clinical and functional status is useful in the interpretation of the quality of life assessment results. Because of that, instruments for the assessment of depression, cognitive functions, functional ability and fatigue in multiple sclerosis were also described.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Comorbidity
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Health Status
  • Health Surveys / methods*
  • Humans
  • Multiple Sclerosis / epidemiology
  • Multiple Sclerosis / physiopathology*
  • Multiple Sclerosis / psychology*
  • Quality of Life*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*