Predictors of Work Disability ID'd in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 -- Physical disability, depressive symptoms, and reduced information processing affect work-related disability and vocational status among patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a study published in the November issue...
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This study aimed to explore the extent to which different aspects of PwMS’ activity engagement is related to pain-related illness intrusiveness, and whether certain coping and support systems mediate that relationship.Methods: Participants (N = 161) were PwMS with at least mild pain who were recruited electronically through the North American Research Committee on MS (NARCOMS). Pain-related illness intrusiveness was measured using a modified version of the Illness Intrusiveness Ratings Scale (IIRS). Activity engagement was assessed with Section III of the West Haven-Yale Multidimensional Pain Inventory (WHYMPI). ...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
 After receiving two chronic illness diagnosis by the age of 24, it really was no surprise that host Jackie Zimmerman also started to experience depression. Unable to tackle both, Jackie chose to focus on her physical health, letting her mental health deteriorate quickly — and dangerously. In this episode, we discuss the mind-body connection and how when your body is sick, your mind can quickly follow.   (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular bo...
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ConclusionsThe DAS is a valid and reliable multidimensional tool to assess apathy in MS, with diagnostic accuracy similar to that of the AES. However, the DAS score appears to be less strongly related to neurological disability.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Publication date: Available online 23 November 2019Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Brice T. Cleland, Paula Papanek, Benjamin A. Ingraham, April Harkins, Mauricio Garnier-Villarreal, Douglas Woo, M.E. Csuka, Alexander V. NgAbstractBackgroundPeople with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) have reduced bone mineral density (BMD), but the causes are unclear. Some factors that may cause reduced BMD in PwMS have been understudied, including physical activity, inflammation, cortisol, symptomatic fatigue, and depression. The aim of this study was to investigate factors that may uniquely contribute to reduced BMD i...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 -- The risk for disability worsening is increased for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) and comorbid depression, according to a study published online Nov. 8 in Neurology. Stefanie Binzer, M.D., Ph.D., from the...
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Abstract Purpose: The current study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire-23 (MSWDQ-23).Methods: Two hundred and thirty-nine employed persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 59 healthy controls completed the MSWDQ-23. To verify the factor structure, a confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. To assess construct validity, the MSWDQ-23 scores were correlated to measures of physical disability, fatigue, cognitive and neuropsychiatric problems, depression, health-related quality of life, and work-related variables. MSWDQ-23 scor...
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ConclusionsOur results suggest that olfactory identification impairment occurs in association with cognitive dysfunction and central brain atrophy. Thus, olfactory identification is a possible disease marker of RRMS as with cognitive impairment, especially PS, reflecting the diffuse neurodegeneration in RRMS.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The existing literature provides preliminary support for the use of a number of nutraceutical interventions in MS. However, sufficiently powered long-term trials are required to expand the currently limited literature and to investigate unexplored nutraceuticals that may target relevant pathways involved in MS such as the gut microbiome and mitochondrial dysfunction. Prospero ID: CRD42018111736.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Greater mastery is associated with better physical and mental quality of life. Efforts to improve the sense of self control and agency of people with MS may have benefits for their quality of life, even despite clinical features of the illness.
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