Monday February 19th 2018

The use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with multiple sclerosis: A longitudinal study.

This study captured the using of CAM of MS patients in combination with disease progression. METHODS: 119 Patients with MS were asked about CAM utilization, sociodemographic and disease factors within the context of a semistructured interview at an interval of seven years. The depressive status was ascertained with the Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI). Differences of users and non-users were checked with diverse statistical tests. RESULTS: Comparing both isolated measurements at second point less patients used CAM accompanied by worse socioeconomic situation and progression of the disease. Patients use CAM in a stage of illness, characterized by the Established Disability Status Scale (EDSS) between 3.5 and 4.0 points, signifying a transition from moderate to severe impairment, an…

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The use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with multiple sclerosis: A longitudinal study.

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