Jarmila Szilasiová

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BACKGROUND Sleep disturbance is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) and knowledge about factors that contribute to poor sleep quality is scarce. OBJECTIVE The aim was to explore the differences in the prevalence and determinants of poor sleep quality in a sample of patients with MS with disease duration ≤ 5 years and >5 years. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Functional disability is one of the most important consequences of RA in the patient's daily life. The HAQ has been widely used in its self administered form for the assessment of disability. A sensitive and valid instrument is needed for a Slovak population with RA. OBJECTIVE To evaluate reliability and validity of the Slovak version of the(More)
PURPOSE The aim is to explore the association between self-rated health and employment status in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) when controlling for age, gender, functional disability, disease duration, anxiety and depression. METHOD One hundred eighty-four people with MS completed a sociodemographic questionnaire that included questions on(More)
Fatigue, as one of the most frequent symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), has various adverse effects on the physical and mental health-related quality of life (PCS, MCS) of patients. The aim of this study was to explore whether coping mediates the relationship between fatigue and PCS and MCS. We collected data from 154 consecutive MS patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Most of the psychological and physical factors associated with poor sleep quality in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a different prevalence in women and men, but whether or not these factors contribute differently to sleep quality in women and men with MS remains unclear. The aim of this study was to identify possible gender(More)
Susac syndrome is a rare microangiopathy of cochlea, retina, and brain. We report a case of a 30-year-old man with Susac syndrome. The patient initially suffered from unilateral hearing loss associated with peripheral vestibular syndrome, and followed with recurrent arterial retinal occlusions and encephalopathy. The patient underwent clinical, laboratory,(More)
  • Jana Lizrova Preiningerova, Ulf Baumhackl, +27 authors Thomas Berger
  • CNS neuroscience & therapeutics
  • 2013
Prolonged-release fampridine (fampridine PR) is a potassium channel blocker that improves conductivity of signal on demyelinated axons in central nervous system. Fampridine PR has been approved to improve speed of walking in patients with multiple sclerosis. This statement provides a brief summary of data on fampridine PR and recommendations on practical(More)
PURPOSE Bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction are often overlooked symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and can be associated with lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim is to explore the association of bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction with HRQoL in MS patients stratified by disease duration (≤5 and >5 years) and controlled(More)
BACKGROUND Social participation is an integral part of everyday life in society; however, evidence about its association with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is lacking. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to explore whether social participation is associated with the Physical Component Summary of HRQoL (PCS)(More)
The aim of this study is to explore whether different coping strategies are able to mediate the association between Type D personality and quality of life. We collected information from 156 consecutive patients (response rate: 72.9%; 75.0% women; median age: 40 ± 3 years). Patients completed the Type D Scale-14, the Coping Self-Efficacy Scale and the(More)