Saturday, May 05, 2007

Sleep Disturbance and fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

Attarian HP et al. Arch Neurol 2004;61:525-528. (Wash U). Authors uued a case control format to compare 15 patients with MS anf fatigue, 15 MS patients without fatigue and 15 age/sex matched healthy controls. Tools were Fatigue Descriptive Scale, Epworth Sleepiness Scale. The MS patients with fatigue included 2 with delayed sleep phase, 10 with disrupted sleep, and 3 with normal sleep. 12/15 MS patients had normal sleep. The healthy controls had normal sleep.

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