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Neurorehabilitation in multiple sclerosis

Freeman, JA; Porter, B; Thompson, AJ; (2008) Neurorehabilitation in multiple sclerosis. (Vol.14).

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Abstract

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive long-term neurological condition that directly affects the lives of individuals with the condition, their family, and friends. The multiplicity of symptoms that may arise as a result of damage to the central nervous system means that the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial consequences are often wide-ranging, variable, and complex. Because the disease progresses at differing rates over several decades, the needs of the individual change over time, sometimes quite suddenly and unexpectedly. Effective management therefore requires taking a long-term and proactive multidisciplinary rehabilitation approach, which begins from the point of diagnosis and evolves as the disease progresses. Central to this educational process is the development of a life-long working partnership with the patients and their family to ensure interventions remain relevant to changing needs and circumstances throughout their lifetime. © 2008 Thomas Land Publishers, Inc.

Type:Book
Title:Neurorehabilitation in multiple sclerosis
DOI:10.1310/sci1402-63
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences

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