Correlation between regional myasthenic weakness and mental aspects of quality of life

A. Rostedt, L. Padua, E. V. Stålberg

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Abstract

Here we report how the different types of regional muscle involvement, i.e. bulbar, ocular or generalized, in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) influence the mental aspects of quality of life. Clinical examination according to Osserman was performed in 48 MG patients (45 women, three men; mean age 54, SD 12 years). Each patient was at the time for clinical evaluation asked to fill out the disease-specific Myasthenia Gravis Questionnaire (MGQ) and the Short-Form 36-item questionnaire for health survey (SF-36) as patient-oriented tools. We related the regional domains (generalized domain, bulbar domain and ocular domain) of the MGQ and the clinical findings, respectively, with mental quality of life as assessed by SF-36. Bulbar and generalized involvement results in impairment of mental aspects of quality of life, whereas ocular involvement does not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006

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Keywords

  • Bulbar
  • Disease-specific questionnaire
  • MG questionnaire
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Patient-oriented
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Correlation between regional myasthenic weakness and mental aspects of quality of life. / Rostedt, A.; Padua, L.; Stålberg, E. V.

In: European Journal of Neurology, Vol. 13, No. 2, 02.2006, p. 191-193.

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