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From: Interaction of physical function, quality of life and depression in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: characterization of a large patient cohort

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Comparison of quality of life (QoL) in ALS patients to age-group specific reference values of the German general population. QoL is declined in ALS patients in nearly every scale. Limitations in the field “mental health” only become apparent in older patients, and in the subscale “bodily pain” QoL of ALS patients barely differs from the general population. As in the scales “Physical Functioning”, “Physical Role”, “Bodily Pain” and “Emotional Role” a normal distribution cannot be assumed the comparison in these fields can only be rated descriptive. Sample sizes: 31–40 years 5 patients, 41–50 years 22 patients, 51–60 years 53 patients, 61–70 years 42 patients, >70 years 37 patients

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