INFLUENCE OF THE PROFILE OF THE PERSON WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE

Michele F. Nunes, Carolime M. Souza, Danielli Souza Souza Speciali, Carina Elias Baron, Tatiana Godoy Bobbio, Guanis de Barros Vilela Junior, Angélica Castilho Alonso

Resumo


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease, it reaches mainly young adults. A modified immunological response creates a demyelination in Central Nervous System (CNS) resulting in an ample variety of signals and neurological symptoms. The great disability, functional and mental impairment influences directly in the social life and wellbeing of the MS patients meaning a great impact in quality of life. The aim of this study was evaluate the influence of profile in quality of life in patients with MS. Thirty five patients from São Paulo and surroundings were recruited, the profile was evaluated by a structuralized questionnaire, the quality of life by Functional Assessment of Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life. Social and economic profile demonstrated little influence in quality of life which was more affected by functional impairment and severity of the symptoms.

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demyelinating diseases; sickness impact profile; quality of life

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