Health-related quality of life as an independent predictor of long-term disability for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

K Baumstarck, J Pelletier, Helmut Butzkueven, Oscar Fernandez, P Flachenecker, Egemen Idiman, S Stecchi, M Boucekine, Pascal Auquier

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Abstract

Predictive factors of long-term disability in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RR-MS) are well known, but the weight of these factors does not explain the entire change of disability. Few studies have examined the predictive value of quality of life (QoL). Objectives: To determine the value of the initial level of QoL to predict changes in the disability status of patients with MS and to determine if specific-MS questionnaires predict more accuracy in these changes than generic questionnaires.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907 - 914
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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