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Table 6 Contact with specialists in twelve months prior to baseline: percentage of participants

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

  Not seen/
Not applicable
Once 2 to 4 times ≥ 5 times Total number
of responses
Chiropodist (or podiatrist) 86 4 6 4 811
Clinical Psychologist 97 1 1 < 1 795
Continence Advisor/Nurse 77 11 11 2 827
District Nurse 87 3 3 7 810
Dietician 96 2 2 < 1 799
GP 24 20 38 18 896
MS Specialist Nurse 54 25 19 2 857
Neurologist 28 44 26 1 904
Occupational Therapist 75 10 11 4 823
Ophthalmologist 78 17 5 1 825
Pain management service 96 2 2 1 804
Physiotherapist 54 10 19 17 851
Rehabilitation Doctor 97 2 1 < 1 803
Respite or Rehabilitation Unit (admitted for a period of respite care) 93 4 3 < 1 803
Social Worker 88 5 6 2 812
Speech Therapist 93 5 2 < 1 805