Cécile Donzé

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Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) is the most widely used clinical scale to evaluate levels of multiple sclerosis (MS). As MS can lead to disruptions in the regulation of balance and the disability can be evaluated by force platform posturography, we have developed in this study a new strategy to estimate EDSS from posturographic data. 118 volunteers(More)
—This paper explains the motivations and the goals of the SYSIASS project. This project has three major ambitions: to design intelligent devices for both the assisted navigation of the powered wheelchairs and the secure communication of the data and to design multi-modality human machine interaction. Moreover, the challenge of the project is to take the(More)
PURPOSE To report the prevalence and risk factors of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and the prevalence of intrinsic sphincter deficiency in women with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS We conducted a retrospective study. Female patients with MS, followed for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) during a 15-year period were included. Demographic data, MS(More)
Spasticity is one of the most commonly seen symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis. However, evaluation of the symptom often uses clinical scales that do not incorporate its impact on activities of daily living and quality of life. The everyday life of patients is affected primarily in actions related to mobility and walking capacity, such as the use(More)
The Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) is the most widely used scale to evaluate the degree of neurological impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS). In this paper, we report on the evaluation of an EDSS modeling strategy based on recurrence quantification analysis (RQA) of posturographic data (i.e., center of pressure, COP). A total of 133 volunteers(More)
Most multiple sclerosis (MS) patients experience some bladder, sexual, and/or bowel dysfunction during the course of the disease, which has been closely associated with the quality-of-life scores, including in patients with otherwise low disability. This underlines the need for identifying and treating these problems. Bladder dysfunction produces symptoms(More)
A survey was conducted to estimate accessibility to current diagnostic techniques for patients with neuromuscular disease living in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais. In association with the "Association française contre les myopathies", we invited 200 adults with neuromuscular disease to fill out a questionnaire concerning diagnosis of their neuromuscular disease and(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding the organisational set-up of physiotherapy services across different countries is increasingly important as clinicians around the world use evidence to improve their practice. This also has to be taken into consideration when multi-centre international clinical trials are conducted. This survey aimed to systematically describe(More)
Background. The perception of the role of caregivers for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is important but poorly studied, particularly in patients with low levels of disability. Objectives. To describe the perceptions of the role of caregivers from the perspective of the caregiver, the patient, and neurologists. Methods. This observational study was(More)