Quality of Life in Patients With Neuromyelitis Optica
Repository Posting Date2019-01-11T19:28:21Z
Author DetailsLauren C. Totonis, BS, SN; Sharon Kozachik, PhD, MSN, RN -- School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Maureen Mealy, BSN, MSCN, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Michael Levy, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
Level of EvidenceN/A
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder is a rare CNS autoimmune disease, resulting in lesions throughout the optic nerves and spinal cord. NMOSD causes profound disability and severe central neuropathic pain. This study evaluates pain and quality of life, and how the relationship is mediated through depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance.