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Loss Of Mobility Impacts Quality of Life and Emotional Health of those living with Multiple Sclerosis

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:26pm
Medical News Today

Article Date: 27 Mar 2008 - 14:00 PDT


Loss Of Mobility Found To Impact Quality Of Life And Emotional And Financial Health Of Most People Living With Multiple Sclerosis


The symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) that affect mobility have a significant impact on quality of life, safety, and financial and emotional health among many people living with MS, according to the results of two 2008 surveys conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. and the National MS Society. The findings, gathered from interviews conducted among representative samples of 1011 people living with MS and 317 care partners, provide new data related to the impact of mobility loss and walking difficulty on different aspects of daily life for people with MS.

Among people with MS surveyed, almost two-thirds (64%) experience trouble walking, the inability to walk or loss of balance at least twice each week.

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