Journal article

Associations between Lifestyle Behaviors and Quality of Life Differ Based on Multiple Sclerosis Phenotype

Nupur Nag, Maggie Yu, George A Jelinek, Steve Simpson-Yap, Sandra L Neate, Hollie K Schmidt

JOURNAL OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS), a neuroinflammatory disorder, occurs as non-progressive or progressive phenotypes; both forms present with diverse symptoms that may reduce quality of life (QoL). Adherence to healthy lifestyle behaviors has been associated with higher QoL in people with MS; whether these associations differ based on MS phenotype is unknown. Cross-sectional self-reported observational data from 1108 iConquerMS participants were analysed. Associations between lifestyle behaviors and QoL were assessed by linear regression, and phenotype differences via moderation analyses. Diet, wellness, and physical activity, but not vitamin D or omega-3 supplement use, were associated with QoL. Spec..

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