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Well-being in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their next of kin over time.

Journal article
Authors Anneli G Olsson
Inga Markhede
Susann Strang
Lennart I. Persson
Published in Acta neurologica Scandinavica
Volume 121
Issue 4
Pages 244-50
ISSN 1600-0404
Publication year 2010
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Pages 244-50
Language en
Subject categories Medical and Health Sciences


Objectives - The well-being and physical function among patients with ALS and their next of kin was studied over time. Materials and methods - Thirty-five patients with ALS and their next of kin were studied with respect to physical, general and psychological well-being by the visual analogue scale (VAS) every 4-6 months. Physical function in patients was rated by the ALSFRS-R and the Norris scale. Patients and next of kin rated the well-being of themselves and their counterpart. Results - The well-being was stable and there was a relation between the well-being of patients and next of kin throughout the time studied. Next of kin rated the well-being of the patients worse than patients rated themselves, while patients rated the well-being of their next of kin at the same level as their counterpart. Conclusions - The basic state of well-being as well as the interaction between patient and next of kin seem to be factors that influence the well-being of both patients and their next of kin.

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