Journal article

Predictors of quality of life in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: A 2-year longitudinal study

K Baumstarck, J Pelletier, M Boucekine, P Auquier

REVUE NEUROLOGIQUE | MASSON EDITEUR | Published : 2015

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Knowledge of which factors are determinant of quality of life (QoL) in patients with multiple scleroris (MS) would assist clinicians in choosing the most appropriate interventions. The aim of this study was to determine the contribution of sociodemographic and clinical factors in the predicting QoL in a 2-year cohort of patients with relapsing-remitting MS (RR-MS). METHODS: The study had a multi-center, multi-regional, and longitudinal design. Main inclusion criteria were: patient with a RR-MS subtype (McDonald criteria) and an Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score lower than 7.0. Sociodemographic (age, gender, education level, marital and employment status) and clinica..

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Grants

Awarded by French Institut de Recherche en Sante Publique (CUD-QV, Concepts, Usages et Determinants en Qualite de Vie)


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by Merck Serono S.A. - Geneva, Switzerland (a branch of Merck Serono S.A., Coinsins, Switzerland, an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany), and by institutional grants from the French 2009 Institut de Recherche en Sante Publique (CUD-QV, Concepts, Usages et Determinants en Qualite de Vie, Grant number: IRESP 2009 - PreSP0802). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The authors retained full control over the content of the manuscript. We thank all the investigators of the study.