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Quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients: impact of depression and physical limitations?

Emel Koçer, Abdulkadir Koçer, Mehmet Yaman, Mehmet Eryılmaz, Şeyma Özdem, Ülkü Türk Börü.

Abstract
Aim: Quality of life (QOL) may be effected by disability. The aim of the present paper was to evaluate the depression which was common and treatable burden of multiple sclerosis (MS) and the effect of depression on quality of life.

Method: Depression was evaluated in 62 MS patients. Data on health-related QOL (SF-36) was obtained in all MS patients. The results were compared to 24 ages and sex matched healthy controls. Disease related QOL and effects of depression, disability, and disease duration on QOL were evaluated in MS cases.

Results: In the present study, 34% of the patients (n: 20) and 12.5% of the controls (n: 3) had depression (p<0.01). Sub scores of SF-36 mostly were lower statistically in patients (p<0.05). We found that there was a negative correlation between Beck depression scores and SF-36 sub scores (p<0.01). Functional limitations (disability scores) and disease duration was not related to SF-36 sub scores in statistical analysis.

Conclusions: The presence of depression was found as a factor effecting QOL in comparison to disability or disease duration. It was concluded that evaluation and treatment of depression was important factor effecting QOL in follow-up of MS patients.

Key words: Multiple sclerosis, depression, quality of life, SF-36, physical limitation/disability


 
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Emel Kocer, Abdulkadir Kocer, Mehmet Yaman, Mehmet Eryılmaz, Şeyma Ozdem, Ulku Turk Boru. [Quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients: impact of depression and physical limitations?]. PBS. 2011; 1(2): 63-67. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110419054303


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Emel Kocer, Abdulkadir Kocer, Mehmet Yaman, Mehmet Eryılmaz, Şeyma Ozdem, Ulku Turk Boru. [Quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients: impact of depression and physical limitations?]. https://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=6639 [Access: December 15, 2023]. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110419054303


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Emel Kocer, Abdulkadir Kocer, Mehmet Yaman, Mehmet Eryılmaz, Şeyma Ozdem, Ulku Turk Boru. [Quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients: impact of depression and physical limitations?]. PBS. 2011; 1(2): 63-67. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110419054303



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Emel Kocer, Abdulkadir Kocer, Mehmet Yaman, Mehmet Eryılmaz, Şeyma Ozdem, Ulku Turk Boru. [Quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients: impact of depression and physical limitations?]. PBS. (2011), [cited December 15, 2023]; 1(2): 63-67. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110419054303



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Emel Kocer, Abdulkadir Kocer, Mehmet Yaman, Mehmet Eryılmaz, Şeyma Ozdem, Ulku Turk Boru (2011) [Quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients: impact of depression and physical limitations?]. PBS, 1 (2), 63-67. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110419054303



Turabian Style

Emel Kocer, Abdulkadir Kocer, Mehmet Yaman, Mehmet Eryılmaz, Şeyma Ozdem, Ulku Turk Boru. 2011. [Quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients: impact of depression and physical limitations?]. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1 (2), 63-67. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110419054303



Chicago Style

Emel Kocer, Abdulkadir Kocer, Mehmet Yaman, Mehmet Eryılmaz, Şeyma Ozdem, Ulku Turk Boru. "[Quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients: impact of depression and physical limitations?]." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 1 (2011), 63-67. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110419054303



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Emel Kocer, Abdulkadir Kocer, Mehmet Yaman, Mehmet Eryılmaz, Şeyma Ozdem, Ulku Turk Boru. "[Quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients: impact of depression and physical limitations?]." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 1.2 (2011), 63-67. Print.Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110419054303



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Emel Kocer, Abdulkadir Kocer, Mehmet Yaman, Mehmet Eryılmaz, Şeyma Ozdem, Ulku Turk Boru (2011) [Quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients: impact of depression and physical limitations?]. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1 (2), 63-67. Turkish. doi:10.5455/jmood.20110419054303