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Social cognition in multiple sclerosis A systematic review and meta-analysis

Jack Cotter, Joseph Firth, Christian Enzinger, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Alison R Yung, Rebecca Elliott, Richard J Drake



OBJECTIVE: To quantify the magnitude of deficits in theory of mind (ToM) and facial emotion recognition among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) relative to healthy controls. METHODS: An electronic database search of Ovid MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Embase was conducted from inception to April 1, 2016. Eligible studies were original research articles published in peer-reviewed journals that examined ToM or facial emotion recognition among patients with a diagnosis of MS and a healthy control comparison group. Data were independently extracted by 2 authors. Effect sizes were calculated using Hedges g. RESULTS: Twenty-one eligible studies were identified assessing ToM (12 studies) and/or facial ..

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