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  1. Survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : the role of psychological factors.

    Article - En anglais


    Examining the relationship between psychological status and survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

    Our hypothesis is that psychological distress is associated with greater mortality and shorter survival time than psychological well-being.


    Cross-sectional, longitudinal.

    The baseline evaluations used were disease severity and 10 psychometric tests.

    A psychological status score was derived from these tests.

    Survival status was monitored for 3.5 years.

    Interviewers were blinded to other interviews and data analysis.


    Patient's residence.


    The criteria for eligibility were diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis by a neurologist, dementia or alcoholism absent, communication in English, and any severity or length of disease.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Sclérose latérale amyotrophique, Homme, Survie, Epidémiologie, Analyse corrélation, Bien être psychologique, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Moelle épinière pathologie, Maladie dégénérative

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Human, Survival, Epidemiology, Correlation analysis, Psychological well being, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Spinal cord disease, Degenerative disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0202941

    Code Inist : 002B17G. Création : 199406.