Wednesday August 23rd 2017

Apathy/depression, but not subjective fatigue, is related with cognitive dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis

This study aimed to evaluate cognitive function in Japanese patients with MS and the association between cognitive function and apathy, fatigue, and depression. Methods: The Brief Repeatable Battery of Neuropsychological tests (BRB-N) was performed in 184 Japanese patients with MS and 163 healthy controls matched for age, gender, and education. The Apathy Scale (AS), Fatigue Questionnaire (FQ), and Beck Depression Inventory Second Edition (BDI-II) were used to evaluate apathy, fatigue, and depression, respectively. Student’s t-test was used to compare MS patients and healthy controls. Correlations between two factors were assessed using the Pearson correlation test, and multiple regression analysis was used to evaluate how much each factor affected the BRB-N score. Results: In all BRB-N …

Excerpt from: 

Apathy/depression, but not subjective fatigue, is related with cognitive dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis

Previous Topic:

Leave a Comment

More from category

Novartis launches MS study using data collected from smartphones
Novartis launches MS study using data collected from smartphones

Novartis (NYSE:NVS) said today that it is launching a research study to better understand the daily challenges facing [Read More]

McDonald criteria: MS diagnosis guidelines
McDonald criteria: MS diagnosis guidelines

Learn about the McDonald criteria. What is dissemination in space, what is dissemination in time, and what additional [Read More]

Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?
Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?

Read this article: Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure? [Read More]

Medical News Today: McDonald criteria: MS diagnosis guidelines
Medical News Today: McDonald criteria: MS diagnosis guidelines

Learn about the McDonald criteria. What is dissemination in space, what is dissemination in time, and what additional [Read More]

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?
Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?

Discoveries and breakthroughs in multiple sclerosis research are building momentum, but just how close are we to [Read More]