âSeveral studies have indicated that MS patients presented a poor Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) in a number of domains, such as physical and social functioning, and energy or vitality. Health received the lowest satisfaction rating among components of HRQOL. Poor HRQOL in MS was associated with unemployment, fatigue, and mobility limitations on everyday activities, as well as limitations in social life and functioning. Studies of clinical populations - including MS-, suggested that fatigue should be viewed as a continuous dimension rather than a discrete variable, with both physical and mental components. Chalder et al. supported an essential distinction between the two constructs of physical and mental fatigue. This was an important approach, because an objective inability to sustain power seems to be not related to the subjective sensation of fatigue. Thus, some MS patients suffer from severe mental fatigue without equivalent levels of physical fatigue. It may be clinically useful to consider these various aspects of fatigue in the management of patients, as different therapeutic interventions may be effective for the different components of a patientâs fatigueâ Theofilou P (2011) Quality of Life, Depression and Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Patients.
Journal of multiple sclerosis is very much concerned about issue on patientâs health care. Journal has released several editorial messages to the multiple sclerosis community on national multiple sclerosis day thus dedicating this journal to wide group of people suffering from this disease.
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