Journal article

Change and onset-type differences in the prevalence of comorbidities in people with multiple sclerosis

Lara Marie Pangan Lo, Bruce Taylor, Tania Winzenberg, Andrew J Palmer, Leigh Blizzard, Ingrid van der Mei

Journal of Neurology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known about the change in prevalence of comorbidities during the disease course of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and whether the prevalences vary by MS onset type. OBJECTIVE: To calculate the change in prevalence of comorbidities between symptom onset and the time of study, to compare the prevalences of comorbidities with those in the Australian population at the time of study and to examine onset-type differences. METHODS: Comorbidity data from 1518 participants of the Australian MS Longitudinal Study and Australian population comparator data (2014-2015 National Health Survey) were used. The change in prevalence between time points and prevalence ratios (PR) at t..

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