Journal article

Engagement in a program promoting lifestyle modification is associated with better patient-reported outcomes for people with MS

Emily J Hadgkiss, George A Jelinek, Keryn L Taylor, Claudia H Marck, Dania M van der Meer, Naresh G Pereira, Tracey J Weiland

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES | SPRINGER-VERLAG ITALIA SRL | Published : 2015

Abstract

There is increasing interest in patient-centered approaches to chronic disease management and prevention. For people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS), patient empowerment plays a role in improving a range of health-related outcomes. This study aimed to compare health-related quality of life (HRQOL), fatigue, and depression risk between people who have and have not attended a week-long physician-led residential educational retreat or accessed other self-help resources (a book and online content) that foster patient empowerment including the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors. PwMS were recruited to the study using online platforms and asked to complete a comprehensive online survey. Data f..

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