publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

A longitudinal study on quality of life and depression in ALS patient–caregiver couples

Gauthier, A.; Vignola, A.; Calvo, A.; Cavallo, E.; Moglia, C.; Sellitti, L.; Mutani, R.; Chiò, A.;
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  • Published: 20 Mar 2007 Journal: Neurology, volume 68, pages 923-926 (issn: 0028-3878, eissn: 1526-632X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
Abstract
Objectives: To evaluate the modification of quality of life (QoL) and depression in a series of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient–caregiver couples during a period of 9 months and compare them to patients’ ALS Functional Rating Scale (ALS-FRS). Methods: Depression was assessed with Zung Depression Scale (ZDS) and QoL with McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire (MQoL). Caregivers’ burden was assessed with Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI), and patients’ feeling to be a burden with the Self-Perceived Burden Scale (SPBS). Results: Thirty-one ALS patient–caregiver couples were interviewed at baseline and after 9 months. The mean ALS-FRS score was 28.7 (SD 7) ...
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free text keywords: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, medicine.disease, medicine, Rating scale, Caregiver burden, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Quality of life, Feeling, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, business.industry, business, Longitudinal study
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

A longitudinal study on quality of life and depression in ALS patient–caregiver couples

Gauthier, A.; Vignola, A.; Calvo, A.; Cavallo, E.; Moglia, C.; Sellitti, L.; Mutani, R.; Chiò, A.;