Quality of life and well-being of patients with myasthenia gravis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Quality of Life

abstract

  • The cardinal symptom of myasthenia gravis (MG) is weakness of voluntary muscles, a feature that may restrict full participation in life activities. In turn, such limitations may negatively affect quality of life (QOL) and well-being among individuals with the disease. In the present study, we administered a measure of QOL to 27 patients with generalized MG. Results revealed that functional status was negatively impacted in the domains of physical functioning, energy, and general health. However, a clinically meaningful difference was evident only on perceived ability to accomplish physical tasks. The results suggest that although MG requires accommodations in physical activities, general QOL and well-being does not differ markedly from the general population.

publication date

  • April 10, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/mus.1034

PubMed ID

  • 11268023

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 512

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 24

number

  • 4