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Table 3 Patient-reported impact of relapse(s) in twelve months prior to baseline: percentage of relapses by relapse number

From: Patient-orientated longitudinal study of multiple sclerosis in south west England (The South West Impact of Multiple Sclerosis Project, SWIMS) 1: protocol and baseline characteristics of cohort

Relapse Number Oral
steroids
IV
steroids
Time off
work
Hospitalised Limitations to
everyday activities
1st or only relapse (n = 477) 19 16 25 15 78
2nd (n = 221) 14 11 24 7 76
3rd (n = 99) 9 7 19 5 73
4th (n = 38) 5 8 18 8 63
All relapses (n = 835) 16 13 24 11 76