A study comparing patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their caregivers on measures of quality of life, depression, and their attitudes toward treatment options
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Factors contributing to quality of life, depression, and attitudes toward treatment options need to be periodically explored with patients and caregivers throughout the course of the illness. Health care professionals should recognize that the needs and goals of the two groups might differ. For both patients and caregivers, health care professionals should provide education and opportunities for discussion centered on the issues followed by referrals and interventions appropriate to the situation.