Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Factors affecting the quality of life in patients with myasthenia gravis

Year: 2012, volume 8 Issue: №2 Pages: 517-521
Heading: Neurology Article type: Original article
Authors: Romanova T.V., Poverennova I.E.
Organization: Samara State Medical University

The goal of the research is to study clinical and social factors affecting the quality of life at patients with myasthenia gravis. To assess the quality of life (QOL) questionnaires: SF-36, MFI-20, EQ-5D were used. These data suggest that successful treatment, which signifcantly reduced the severity of the disease, essentially improves QOL. The degree of compensation process has a greater infuence than the nature of the treatment itself. Patients who achieved drug-free remission approached average QOL rate. Duration of disease was not a signifcant factor in of QOL worsening. Conclusion. Factors affecting the quality of life at patients with myasthenia gravis, will allow to plan and correct the treatment program more effectively, and to achieve patients and their families’ better quality of life.

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