The major challenge patients with multiple sclerosis face is nearly constant muscle weakness and fatigue caused by progressive nerve and neurological damage. It is well established that these symptoms dramatically affect quality of life in MS patients, making it more difficult to work, partake in hobbies, and enjoy family and social interactions.
Matthew Plow, an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and his team of researchers designed a study that sought to identify the factors that hindered MS patients from pursuing typical activities that they enjoy the most.
From the findings of this survey, Plow and his team are now working on a new approach that can help MS patients rebuild their self-confidence in making more positive health and lifestyle decisions.
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