Friday December 15th 2017

Hand dexterity and direct disease related cost in multiple sclerosis

In this study we investigated how performance on the 9HPT at baseline is related to annualized direct MS related cost.Methods: We enrolled patients with a definite diagnosis of MS from two Canadian MS centers. 9HPT and demographic information were recorded at baseline, and patients prospectively recorded all MS related costs for 6months. Costs were compared among five groups according to the baseline 9HPT, and we built a multiple linear regression model including cost (dependent variable) and 9HPT at baseline, age, disease duration, sex and disease course (independent predictor variables).Results: We analyzed data from 298 patients. Cost significantly increased with increasing 9HPT scores (p (Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences)

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