The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Format brochure This brochure explains how multiple sclerosis may affect the urinary system, as well as what can be done to keep problems under control. While urinary dysfunction, or bladder problems, are common in MS, not everyone with MS will have them; for those who do, symptoms… Read More »»
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Format Brochure This brochure describes the functioning of the bowel, reasons for constipation and diarrhea, complications and treatment of diarrhea and constipation in people with multiple sclerosis, the importance of establishing good bowel habits, and remedies for constipation. Contact URL http://www.nationalmssociety.org/multimedia-library/brochures/managing-specific-issues/download.aspx?id=49 Contact… Read More »»
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Format Webpage This webpage describes bladder dysfunction, its symptoms and complications, as well as treatment strategies for bladder management. Contact URL http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/symptoms/bladder-dysfunction/index.aspx Contact Agency The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Satisfaction with communicative participation as defined by adults with multiple sclerosis: a qualitative study.
PURPOSE: This study examined satisfaction with communicative participation as reported by adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHOD: Eight community-dwelling adults with MS participated in semi-structured interviews. They were asked to discuss their satisfaction with their communication in a variety of situations. Interviews were analyzed using a constant comparative method of qualitative description. RESULTS: Themes derived… Read More »»
Smoking among veterans with multiple sclerosis: prevalence correlates, quit attempts, and unmet need for services.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and correlates of smoking as well as quit attempts and unmet need for smoking cessation services in a national sample of veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort study linking computerized medical record information to mailed survey data from 1999. SETTING: Veterans Health Administration (VHA). PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-four percent (2994/4685)… Read More »»
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D3 may have therapeutic potential in several diseases, including multiple sclerosis. High doses of vitamin D(3) may be required for therapeutic efficacy, and yet tolerability–in the present context, defined as the serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] that does not cause hypercalcemia–remains poorly characterized. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to characterize… Read More »»
“Healthy Living with MS” National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Format On-line articles According to the webpage of the National MS Society, “wellness is a dynamic state of physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being that can be achieved even in the presence of a chronic illness or disability.” For people with MS, wellness involves… Read More »»
PURPOSE: Adults with physical disabilities tend to smoke at higher rates than smokers in the general population. No study to date, however, has assessed smoking prevalence and cessation among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Such information is critically needed because smoking is more deleterious for individuals with MS than for smokers without MS and increases… Read More »»
A comparison of written materials vs. materials and counseling for women with sexual dysfunction and multiple sclerosis.
AIM: Evaluate whether symptoms of vaginal dryness, low libido, less intense or delayed orgasm could be improved in women with multiple sclerosis who took part in an education or education plus counselling programme. BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction, a prevalent symptom in women with multiple sclerosis, can negatively affect quality-of-life. METHODS: Women attending a large multiple sclerosis… Read More »»
Janet Hutchinson explores the concept of body image and sexuality in relation to a female client with bladder dysfunction and multiple sclerosis. She also discusses the psychological and social problems that may arise from these problems.